Every language has its limits.
No one here is saying to use ONLY Any single language either.
And whether it's a mistake or not to use C to write such program/software is just your opinion.
@laserlight, i think you'll need to close this thread soon...
Even so that is not the point. The point is that this is a C programming forum and discussing C is appropriate. If that is all it takes to get you to compare C to something else, you will always be unhappy with people's choices.
No, it's not. C is a huge security risk. C increases development time (if you compare to someone equally skilled in another language, say Java/C#). These are facts.
Originally Posted by Bayint Naung
The fact that C is so incredible inferior to any other languages in terms of features and tools it gives you is a reason I don't want to see software for PC in C, but that's an opinion and subjective.
More importantly, consider the security risks. C wasn't designed for that. Therefore, I strongly recommend against using C for PC software.
Security is not something to be underestimated. Know this. Then employ C appropriately. I will not say where you are allowed to use it or not. That's completely up to you. I am merely saying that you should know what you are doing.
So let's put a stop to this debate before it really gets locked.
Originally Posted by Adak
Originally Posted by Salem
>>I mean, a lot of people learning C are under the impression that C is the language, capable of everything. There must a reason why everything is written in C, right!?!
Yes, that is probably true for some people, just as you are convinced that C++ is being used 99% of the time for everything desktop or game-related. Just because you start to learn something under false pretenses doesn't mean that you should stop learning it. You might disagree, but that isn't the point. If discussing C is all it takes to get you to compare it to something else, you will continue to do that to the point where the mods have to tell you to stop. You apparently won't listen to anyone else.
I'm enjoying this argument, but we should move to a more appropriate thread:
C vs C++
Shall I throw some of these facts at you in the C++ forum whenever you say something positive about C++? After all, it is a fact that C++ code can pose a huge security risk and that C++ increases development time (if you compare to someone equally skilled in another language, say Java/C#).
Originally Posted by Elysia
Seriously, stop preaching. *thread closed*
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