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General Development "For years I've tried my damnedest to get away from C. Too simple, too many details to manage, too old and crufty, too low level. I've had intense and torrid love affairs with Java, C++, and Erlang. I've built things I'm proud of with all of them, and yet each has broken my heart. They've made promises they couldn't keep, created cultures that focus on the wrong things, and made devastating tradeoffs that eventually make you suffer painfully. And I keep crawling back to C."
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saso
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2007-04-18

Some people look down on C because it's old and uncool, but just because something is old does not mean it's crap. Many people avoid C because it's not an object oriented programming language, however I think you can use object oriented programming paradigm with C, as long as you are willing to fully understand how it works at the low level. With a bit of effort and discipline, I have been able to use plain C to achieve single inheritance, polymorphism and generics. It takes a bit longer to develop your code compared to Java or C++, but I would argue it makes you a better programmer when you understand the low level implementation.

Exactly my experience as well. But when I break it to the modern wannabe-hipster script kiddies here on OSNews, I get modded down ;) "C doesn't do feature X the cool way, so it's stupid" is the premise here.

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