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comment Why has C prevailed over Pascal?
@System Down OK, but then you have to explain why newer languages use curly braces. Isn't it because we simply like to type less in the end?
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comment Why has C prevailed over Pascal?
@System Down irrespective of whether verbosity is good or not, it's a fact that begin...end drove a lot of people away from Pascal to C/C++; also newer languages adopted the { } and none of the languages of the 90's to my knowledge adopted begin...end. Simply less typing (and less reading) is what most programmers want.
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comment Why has C prevailed over Pascal?
@back2dos: my point was, the original purpose of a language may or may not be relevant. Lisp is fairly popular now but not because it was meant for creating AI. I'm pretty sure nobody even remembers (or cares) about that these days. Likewise, I didn't care that Pascal was meant for teaching programming when I coded in Turbo. The faith of C in this regard though is pretty straightforward, just like the language itself ;)
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comment Why has C prevailed over Pascal?
And Lisp is a language for AI research, so what?
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comment Can you write an unambiguous specification in a natural language like English?
And then there is the halting problem, which translates to ambiguity: N is greater than N by 1 doesn't define N
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