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I've gone further to say the freight train of an ecosystem behind and legacy effects of C mean any intended replacement should be fully compatible with its structure, calling conventions, etc. This lets anyone leverage existing C libraries or those in new language seemlessly. From there, the new stuff might all be done in better language with optional, incremental rewrites of older stuff.

https://lobste.rs/s/5pnqdv/why_is_sqlite_coded_c#c_vhdcyt




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