[TUHS] History of popularity of C

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Sat May 23 05:01:40 AEST 2020

On 2020-05-22 2:40 PM, John Gilmore wrote:
> Tyler Adams <coppero1237 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Doesn't C++ also generate tight code and is fairly close to the metal?
>> Today C++ is the high performant language for game developers and HFT shops.
>> But, I never found it on any of these embedded systems, it was straight C.
> My take on this is that programmers who understand the underlying
> hardware architecture can easily intuit the code that would result from
> what they write in C.  There are only a few late features (e.g. struct

A short time playing with Godbolt should challenge that view :)


> parameters, longjmp) that require complex code to be generated, or
> function calls to occur where no function call was written by the
> programmer.
> Whereas ...
> 	John

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