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Thread: C arithmetic conversion/integer promotion/etc.
picon face BY : Bob Ammerman email (remove spam text)

>> I think the real reasons C is so popular are:
> You forgot one:
> 4) it's incredibly portable.  I've used C on machines with
>   8-bit to 36-bit to 64-bit wide native word sizes.  Pascal
>   has the contructs of a decent language but having a good
>   Pascal compiler available on a new client's system(s) is
>   _much_ more problematic.

This is a bit of a circular argument. C is popular because it is portable
and it is portable because it is popular.

-- Bob Ammerman
RAm Systems

<19341999EEE442AB81736EBD332679F1@RAmDell1720> 7bit

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