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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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C99 latest ?
by Tractor on Sat 12th Jan 2013 02:39 UTC
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and yet C is indeed stuck in the past, with C99 being the latest version i know of.

I guess the culprit is C++, which is supposed to be, well, C plus other things. So probably a lot of people will answer just that : newest versions of C are "embedded" into C++ evolution.

I feel pity for C. That basically means there is no more any evolution to wait for C, all this due to a "name grabbing effort" by the C++ team. For people who want the predictability of C, there has to be another route than C++.

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