C, STL, primitive languages that live on and on ... Re: Does anyone here know Siemens STL?

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Mon Apr 17 15:33:03 CDT 2017

On 04/17/2017 01:23 PM, Guy Dawson via cctalk wrote:
> I think timing had a lot to do with C's success.
> It's a decent language and at the time powerful and flexible compared
> to other languages. Universities picked up UNIX and C and taught a
> lot of students. The went forth taking their skills with them.

C is pretty much mandatory if you wanted to use Unix.   And Unix was one
of the very few "portable" operating systems.  So, initially, you saw C
only in Unix shops.


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