[TUHS] History of popularity of C

Bakul Shah bakul at iitbombay.org
Sun Jun 7 09:31:42 AEST 2020

On Jun 6, 2020, at 1:49 PM, Ed Carp <erc at pobox.com> wrote:
> On 5/27/20, Ronald Natalie <ron at ronnatalie.com> wrote:
>> The large areas of undefined and unspecified behavior has always been an
>> issue in C.   It was somewhat acceptable when you were using it as a direct
>> replacement for assembler, but Java and many of other follow-ons endevaored to be more
>> portable/rigourous.   Of course, you can write crap code in any language.
> "It's not a bug, it's a feature"

A snippet of a recent comp.arch post by someone (the subject was C and safety):

	What you call "misfeatures", some other people call "features".  If you
	expect people to take you and your opinions seriously, you'll get on
	better if you stop mocking other opinions. I've written several times
	why undefined behaviour lets me write better and safer code, as well as
	more efficient code.  If you remain determinedly unconvinced, at least
	agree to disagree without sounding childish about it.

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