[TUHS] History of popularity of C

Thomas Paulsen thomas.paulsen at firemail.de
Fri May 22 04:44:42 AEST 2020

>I suspect the real reason for C's sucess was the nature of the language.
it has most of the elements of structured programming as known in the 70the/80ths, and - most important - it produces small and fast performing binaries like no other high level language. Furthermore its syntax is relatively close to the system, and systems calls are easily adoptable. Thus for me it still is and ever will be the first choice. 

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