If C is so evil why is it so successful?

Rod Smallwood rodsmallwood52 at btinternet.com
Wed Apr 12 11:15:56 CDT 2017

On 12/04/2017 16:08, Norman Jaffe via cctalk wrote:
> Assembler is a sports car kit.
> From: "cctalk" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> To: "cctalk" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> Cc: jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
> Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 7:57:07 AM
> Subject: Re: If C is so evil why is it so successful?
>> From: Alfred M. Szmidt
>> No even the following program:
>> int main (void) { return 0; }
>> is guaranteed to work
> I'm missing something: why not?
> Noel
> 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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