Saturday, December 19, 2009

C Craft - Chapter�1.�Introduction

C Craft - Chapter�1.�Introduction: "C is the desert island language.

This is my favourite statement from a talk Rob Pike gave in 2001. Despite its age, despite many flaws, C is still the de facto standard, the lingua franca. Why? As with other older languages, inertia is partly to blame, but this cannot be the only reason. C must possess a near-perfect balance of vital language features."