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Discussion on: Darwinism in Programming Language Proliferation

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Andrew (he/him) Author

The tl;dr of the article is that:

  • C is still going strong in 2019 even though no sane person would have guessed so in about 1990
  • nobody knows how to do multithreaded / parallel programming
  • a "general purpose" language which performs well across all domains seems very unlikely, if not impossible