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Discussion on: If you were designing a programming language what would your favourite features be?

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I like pointers. Anyone who thinks C can be bettered is delusional.

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Dan Silcox Author

For sure, pointers are crucial to any language, at least "under the hood" if not publicly exposed.

I have a lot of respect for C developers, and for the language itself, however, for me, C (or any particular language for that matter) is not always the right tool for the job. It certainly has a lot of value of course - in embedded engineering, system drivers, even in writing other languages and I'm sure countless other tasks. Would it be the right language in which to write a simple web API? I think not...