Why learn C? (O'Reilly Radar)
Posted Jun 28, 2012 21:22 UTC (Thu) by dskoll
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I've yet to see a GUI toolkit/interface that wasn't a pain to use in C.
Sadly, Tcl and Tk are no longer in vogue, but at the turn of the millennium I developed a couple of large C++ (ok, not C, but close) projects that embedded Tcl and used Tk as the toolkit.
Tcl proved to be a terrific embeddable language; its C API is simply wonderful compared to some monstrosities such as embedded Perl. Whipping up GUIs in Tcl/Tk is pure joy.
I don't think we should be afraid to use C where it's appropriate and non-C where it isn't.
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