Re: C is too old? opinions?
- From: gazelle@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Kenny McCormack)
- Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 12:29:42 +0000 (UTC)
In article <9_idnXwDOOrOhWbbnZ2dnUVZ_q2hnZ2d@xxxxxxxxxxx>,
Eric Sosman <esosman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Now let's see the list of compilers with 16-bit ints,
the list of compilers that support `void main()', the list
of compilers where `long' and `int' have the same range,
the list of compilers where converting a pointer to an `int'
and back does no harm, the list of compilers that allocate
unrelated `static' variables in adjacent cells in the order
You can generate lists of this kind for pretty much any
feature. The list of left-handed people is long; does that
mean it's wise to assume the next person you meet will be
As I'm entirely sure you are well aware, you are acting like these are
obscure compilers. It'd be like including a list of major software
manufactures that included obscure names like IBM and Microsoft, and
then acting like the list was irrelevant.
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