spirit of c

dvenki's Avatar, Join Date: Jun 2007
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why c programming lang. are still used by all(also in some IT companies) even though new lang. were developed.?
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shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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Because of its powerfulness and closer to the hardware.
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doodoogingin's Avatar
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Because it's a middle-level language , between hign-level and low-level .
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Izaan's Avatar, Join Date: Oct 2007
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Shouldn't this be in C-C++ forum
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shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Izaan
Shouldn't this be in C-C++ forum
Moved.
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Salem's Avatar, Join Date: Nov 2007
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> even though new lang. were developed.?
Carpenters don't agonise over why everyone still uses axes, following the invention of the chisel and the saw.

They're all just tools in the tool box, and it's up to you to use the most appropriate tool(s) for the job. Any sufficiently complex programming task will almost certainly make use of several languages.

Cobol and Fortran are both much older than C, and there's no sign of them being dislodged from their particular niches any-time soon. Both are regularly updated to bring in new features, improve the language or whatever.