[TUHS] History of popularity of C

emanuel stiebler emu at e-bbes.com
Sun Jun 7 21:04:23 AEST 2020

On 2020-06-06 16:49, Ed Carp wrote:

> C was written when the programmer had to be more rigorous instead of
> just letting things slide and having the language do their thinking
> for them. I remember being laughed at for using static arrays instead
> of malloc() and friends, until people found out that safety-critical
> systems were written the same way.

Still avoiding malloc and friends in safety critical systems, for a good
reason ...

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