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    Question addressing the c programming language.

    I am curious if there is a more proper way to address the entire
    language of c programming in a conversation instead of saying
    c programming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by errigour View Post
    instead of saying c programming.
    You could say "programming in C".


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    Well that's simple.

    Anyways I just wondered if there was a more proper way to mention the programming language invented by someone and written in the dictionary or something. maybe you could think one up for me heh.
    Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by errigour View Post
    Well that's simple.

    Anyways I just wondered if there was a more proper way to mention the programming language invented by someone and written in the dictionary or something. maybe you could think one up for me heh.
    Thanks again.
    It is in a dictionary. The most important one probably.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oxford
    5 (C) [mass noun] a computer programming language originally developed for implementing the Unix operating system.

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    Alright, well thank you fellas very much I have obtained the definition of the c programming language and am again much obliged.

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    I would even hope that one of you in your lifetime create a more speakable synonym.

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    Quote Originally Posted by errigour
    I would even hope that one of you in your lifetime create a more speakable synonym.
    What exactly would be "a more speakable synonym" than "C"?

    I mean, after you have mentioned "the C programming language", it becomes obvious from context that "C" means "the C programming language". One syllable. How hard is that? It even feels easier to me to pronounce "C" than "French". Maybe they should rename "English" to "E" so we have "a more proper way to address" the English language "in a conversation" with "a more speakable synonym"
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    My vote(s):

    ISO/IEC 9899:1990 Standard C
    ISO/IEC 9899:1999 Standard C
    ISO/IEC 9899:2011 Standard C

    because "eye es oh slash eye e see nine eight nine nine version nineteen ninety standard see" could not be easier to say.

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    At least then it's totally unambiguous what you're talking about!
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    It's called C because it is a descendant of the B programming language.
    Strangely, we haven't yet managed to get past this letter. D does exist, but it's not very popular. I think I've heard of an F language somewhere. K, J and Q are languages designed for statistical processing as opposed to general use. J++ was MS's failed attempt at making their own Java.
    C++ is "C with knobs on", so it was reasonable to extend the original name. C# is significantly different when using the managed paradigm, but I guess MS wanted to do the ol' "embrace, extend, extinguish" thing they do.
    The specific revisions of C that phantomotap listed above are also known as C89/90, C99 and C11.
    Although I see what you mean, web searches aren't useful with such a short name. I vote we retroactively rename it to Chiquichiqui.

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