If C is so evil why is it so successful?

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Thu Apr 13 01:27:09 CDT 2017

On 04/12/2017 03:17 PM, allison via cctalk wrote:
> What the heck its religion.  So here's my stir...
> BASIC, why is that the most universal language implemented on nearly
> every micro and many other systems.
> Seriously it is a suck language but it gets work done.

No kidding.  I'm sure that most here are familiar with the Pick
system--or at least you should be.

There are numerous other examples.

Although I've seen screen  editors and system utilities written in it, I
don't think it's a suitable vehicle for OS implementation.


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