Is C suited for big applications?

This is a discussion on Is C suited for big applications? within the C Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; Originally Posted by laserlight Regular expression libraries are available for C even though none of them are part of the ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight View Post
    Regular expression libraries are available for C even though none of them are part of the C standard library.
    Ah, true, true. You can always count on 3rd party libraries to cover the missing language libraries.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    That is because most operating systems were started when C++ did not exist.
    Is it suitable for OS development? Just take a look at Symbian. All C++, baby!
    Most Operating Systems are not major commercial distributions

    Ah, true, true. You can always count on 3rd party libraries to cover the missing language libraries.
    You can always count on language libraries in newer languages thanks largely to the fact they were developed as 3rd party libraries for C/C++ and only needed to be ported.
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    And your point is?
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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