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The evolution of C

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Dennis M. Ritchie himself describes the development, evolution, and history of the C programming Language as well as the decisions that made it so dominant.
Doubtless the success of Unix itself was the most important factor; it made the language available to hundreds of thousands of people. Conversely, of course, Unix's use of C and its consequent portability to a wide variety of machines was important in the system's success. But the language's invasion of other environments suggests more fundamental merits.

Despite some aspects mysterious to the beginner and occasionally even to the adept, C remains a simple and small language, translatable with simple and small compilers.
 read more | mail this link | score:7042 | -Ray, April 17, 2007
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