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Not to mention:

- lightweight ABI, accessible from just about any other language on the planet.

- huge existing base of liberally-licensed code available for re-use

- basically the only language that is not a) legacy-stamped or b) bloated beyond learnability after more than two decades of use (or, in C's case, twice that.)

I seldom use C myself, but its strong points are undersold by the "garbage collection is to slooooow" kiddies.

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