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   Re: [xml-dev] "Which Technologies Matter?" & xml processing model

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Uche Ogbuji scripsit:

> Measuring the success of programming languages is very hard,  


> C is *by far* the most 
> successful language ever.  Whether longevity of active usage, total number of 
> LOC deployed, number of language implementations, number of derivative 
> languages, variety of practical uses applied, words written about it, etc...

For longevity, we have Fortran and Lisp.  For LOC, it's gotta be Cobol.
Implementations, could be any of those three.  What C implementations?
pcc, gcc, Microsoft, a few others long dead?  Fortran and Cobol were
typically written from scratch with each new (and incompatible) computer.

On the last two metrics, C probably wins.

John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>     http://www.reutershealth.com
I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen,    http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith.  --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_


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