C arithmetic conversion/integer promotion/etc.
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
In reply to: <200902121510.HAA15424@frumble.claremont.edu>
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