If C is so evil why is it so successful?

geneb geneb at deltasoft.com
Thu Apr 13 15:27:54 CDT 2017

On Thu, 13 Apr 2017, Rich Alderson via cctalk wrote:

> From: allison
> Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 3:18 PM
>> BASIC, why is that the most universal language implemented on nearly every
>> micro and many other systems.
> Because it was the language offered on the GEIS timesharing system when a
> private boys' school in Seattle decided to teach programming in 1969?  And
> on the systems at HP where a young technician was working in 1975?
> It's pretty much all down to my boss and his friend, and that guy from the
> Bay Area.
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