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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

GeekThought: Why C Really is a Small Language

When you start learning C, you always see the sentence "C is a small programming language," but when you dive into it, it doesn't seem that small. But if you think about it, C is really tiny! That largeness really comes from the libraries. All C can do by itself is declare functions, return variables, import classes, and do some math. Not much to it, really. So next time someone tells you C isn't small, remind them of the libraries.

What are your thoughts?

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