If C is so evil why is it so successful?

Noel Chiappa jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Wed Apr 12 09:57:07 CDT 2017

    > From: Alfred M. Szmidt

    > No even the following program:
    >   int main (void) { return 0; }
    > is guaranteed to work

I'm missing something: why not?


PS: There probably is something to the sports car analogy, but I'm not going
to take a position on that one! :-) Interesting side-question though: is
assembler more or less like a sports car than C? :-)

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