If C is so evil why is it so successful?

Alfred M. Szmidt ams at gnu.org
Wed Apr 12 04:24:45 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.

Well... No even the following program:

  int main (void) { return 0; }

is guaranteed to work, so much for portablility, huh?

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