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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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RE: It's all about design
by saso on Fri 11th Jan 2013 16:49 UTC in reply to "It's all about design"
saso
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C vs C++, C vs C#, C vs Java, C vs OO, etc is an old debate that is slowly dying as a newer generation of programmers is replacing the old guard. And funnily enough, the quality of software has massively improved over the years.

And yet, C is the most popular language and has been on the rise for a few years (even displaced Java as the most popular language a few years back):
http://www.tiobe.com/content/paperinfo/tpci/index.html

So, what gives?

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