Is C99 C?
- From: spinoza1111 <spinoza1111@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2009 20:17:55 -0700 (PDT)
Because of my disgust with Richard Heathfield's behavior, I am getting
back up to speed on C having abandoned it years ago because it is
obsolete and unsafe in all versions. I am doing so for forensic
reasons because I believe Richard to be guilty of civil and criminal
libel. I have this question for the group.
If (as some clown editing wikipedia claims) C99 is a "dialect" of C,
what is Heathfield doing here? He's an authority on C99 and if it is a
dialect then he should create a separate newsgroup for C99. When most
programmers think "C" they think K & R 1 (the book Garth is seen
carrying at the end of Wayne's World II) or 2.
The word dialect in computing science means that neither language is a
subset of the other: instead, they overlap.
Furthermore, it appears to me that C99, like Cobol, was a language
designed by a committee. The treatment of Schildt by some of the
members implies that some individuals on this committee were
vindictive and twisted people.
I smell a rat.
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