Ladies and gentlemen, the C programming language. It’s a classic. It is sleek, and spartan, and elegant. (Especially compared to its sequel, that bloated mess C++, which shares all the faults I’m about to describe.) It is blindingly, quicksilver fast, because it’s about as close to the bone of the machine as you can get. It is time-tested and ubiquitous. And it is terrifyingly dangerous.
But don’t take my word for it. Take the word of living legend John Carmack:
or Andy Isaacson, one of the smartest hackers I know, which is saying quite a lot:
If you write…
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