If C is so evil why is it so successful?

Leif Johansson leifj at mnt.se
Wed Apr 12 01:55:53 CDT 2017

>     > if it's not portable then it might as well be assembly and get the
>     > benefits that come with that.
> Sorry, I don't agree. It _is_ possible to write portable code, but even
> ignoring that, the benfits of writing in a higher-level language (good
> control structures, complex expressions, etc, etc) are well worth it.

C is like sports cars: A lot of people want them, some can afford them
but very few can actually drive them.

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