Monthly Archives: September 2007

the language c is behind a lot of fundamental technologies such as linux, apache, device drivers, internet protocols, etc.  the first version of bittorrent is written in python and python is written in c.  ruby on rails is written in ruby and ruby is written in c.  yet most of us is not concerned when will be the next major version upgrade of the language c.  why?

what makes c so powerful is that we can write libraries (in c) to extend c.  similarly in the case of perl, it takes a long time to go from perl 5 to… Continue reading