If C is so evil why is it so successful?

Alfred M. Szmidt ams at gnu.org
Wed Apr 12 12:26:00 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?

It boils down to pedantism.  The encoding of the above is ASCII, and
the encoding type of a C program is implementation defined.  The other
thing is that the abstract machine defined in C can be utterly bogus,
i.e. not capable of executing anything due to various implementation
specified environment limitations.

Ofcourse, this is all academic ... and I don't know any such idiotic

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