[TUHS] History of popularity of C

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Fri May 22 02:43:03 AEST 2020

Toby Thain <toby at telegraphics.com.au> wrote:
> - inexpensive compiler availability was not very good until ~1990 or
> later, but C had been taking off like wildfire for 10 years before that

I get the impression that an important part of its popularity was how C
(and C++) became the language of choice on the PC, and displaced Pascal in
the process.

f.anthony.n.finch  <dot at dotat.at>  http://dotat.at/
Trafalgar: Northerly or northwesterly, backing southwesterly in northwest, 3
to 5. Moderate, occasionally slight in southeast. Fair. Good.

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