On Tuesday, 25 February 2014 at 22:37:46 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
On 2/25/2014 7:36 AM, Paulo Pinto wrote:
Yeah, it worked really great for C.

Developers created C compilers in other systems and never ported lint
as part of the process.

End result being a portable macro assembler, as safe as, writing in pure assembly.

This is hyperbole. C's type system made it far safer than assembler.

Of course you are right about it, but that is how I personally look to C, given my experience with Turbo Pascal, Modula-2 and Oberon for the same purposes.


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