Why is "C is available everywhere" it seems this discussion about C has missed this critical point and I wonder why ?
OK the answer "C" major design point was to write a language that was easy to build a compiler for thus "C" was the most successful language to be ported to new hardware out there. Because it had no strong copyrights and easy to use compiler tools like Lex, Yacc it was successful. The language it's self is no big deal, but the portability was.
I'm amazed that no one in this long discussion pointed this 1 big fact out "C" became popular not because it was better , but because it was there and that was due to it's major design point, it was easy to build a compiler for. I guess programmers don't know history well.