non program related questions about C

This is a discussion on non program related questions about C within the C Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; um yeah, to all those who know C hands down, could you offer some insight into the following queries: what ...

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    non program related questions about C

    um yeah, to all those who know C hands down, could you offer some insight into the following queries:
    what makes C unique from other languages
    what are it's biggest advantages over other languages
    what are it's biggest disadvantages over other languages
    because i'm comparing it to BASIC and apart from a few variable name and structure differences, i'm not seeing a huge difference, but i haven't programmed anything major, any insight on this would be appreciated.

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    Difference in code or ability?

    Because BASIC and C are pretty much as different as night and day. Firstly, BASIC, I believe, doesn't support pointers. This is because BASIC is not written to go to the hardware level, as C is. C can access, allocate, free memory. It gives you more power over your resources.

    A downside, not really to me, is that C code (because of its complexity) takes longer to code. I don't think that is a bad thing. It is harder to understand due to its complex nature.

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    C is the best low/high level language. It is even better than machine langauge because it is the native language of the operating system. It also has a link compatibility relationship to an object oriented language C++. This allows a programmer to use the languages together. It makes it much easier to understand the most powerful high level language C++ on earth. To add to this, C# is a managed language born out of C++. In every respect C is unlimited and unhindered and the programmer can stay in this world to do anything he wants. You never have to leave.

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    > You never have to leave.
    C is a programmer's favorite. It is definitely my favorite language. The code is much more powerful and I don't mind spending the extra time to code. It is well worth it.

    LONG LIVE C.

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