I look at computer languages as a designed tool to best express what the programmer wants accomplished. If the programmer has to conform to the tool, or recreate the wheel every time they program something, or have to relearn how to do things in the language in order to do something useful, then its not a good tool/language. C has the ability to interface with assembly, and it has some higher level abstractions which makes programming easier than assembly. But for a 1K chip, you probably have to discard stuff like stdio just to get code to fit in that space. And while its easier to get a C programmer to do something useful for that chip (because at least they know C), that C programmer will probably have to learn a boatload of esoterica (ways of doing things) for that environment to be an effective developer. If the programmer is the least bit sloppy, the C compiler will allow a completed binary to be larger than the available working environment. Therefore, C is not a language defined to help a programmer create code while the language helps manage the environment's constraints. (I wish I knew what the term was...) Ideally, there should be language for 1K chip environments to significantly ease development, but I guess assembler would be the only alternative that could fit the bill (unless you can use FORTH).
Regardless of C falling in popularity (if legitimate) it's unlikely to be buried any time in the next 50 years given its use in the core of everything from OSs to 1K microcontroller firmware.
Just like COBOL, although I still think that COBOL programs will decline in percentage of business computing as time passes. As a sidenote, I find it sad that C is used in 1K microcontroller firmware. Where would it payoff in either space efficiency or developer "friendliness"?
You need to include a link to your primary source for your story.
You may have blown it if you're not going in as an independent contractor (which you'd at least need to be an S Corporation). But a lot of what you're describing that you would like to do can be written off your federal taxes. If the employer is paying for all of this, then they're the one that gets the tax break. Talk to your tax preparer (who also would be "useful" for an S corporation. But a real small business tax guy, not some dork at H&R Block).
He can be sane, but it doesn't change the fact that he damaged his company with his actions. Making common expressions of violent imagery is not reflective of actual fantacizing, and firing
I like the new digg. Not so sure about reddit anymore.
I think its what makes it enjoyable. Irony is entertaining.
You are a fool, or a clever public media spin doctor. No one thinks
There's no point in pushing for an electronic voting machine when optical machines are superior, because they leave a paper trail. Granted higher costs in managing paper ballots are unavoidable, but I prefer that to an electronically rigged election.
Just curious, why do you think so many gummint officials want Snowden dead since only "conspiracy theorists" believe the NSA actually spies on every American citizen?
I bet Obama would have won by a wider margin.
Stupid sheep consumer.
It was 8 years of Obama and the threat of 4 more years of his policies that caused reactionary voting patterns.
Bullshit. The US rejected a neocon warmonger in 2008, an investment banker in 2012, and the Democrats decided to run a candidate that essentially promised to be the handmaiden of both (among her many other problems). Given a choice of steadily boiling to death, or going full dumbass with a low possibility of a better life, the significant portion of America decided the latter.
The American public would have re-elected Obama for a third term over Trump, if the CotUS had allowed it.
We also need to accept that we live in a unitary and take education expenses to the national level.
Ah yes, so one day we can aspire for the American educational system work as well as VA funded hospital care.
It's not right that the quality of education receives is dependent on where they live.
While I can generally agree with that notion, economic management by the US federal gov't has not gotten to the point where it can equitably redistribute funds to every US citizen. (Thank God.)
For every bloke who makes his mark, there's half a dozen waiting to rub it out. -- Andy Capp