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Why do many features added to C after the first standard have to be quirky and slightly incompatible (with C++, with existing implementations, etc.) like this?

Other examples are inline (different from C++, makes use of weird combinations with static and extern) and tgmath (compiler magic inaccessible to user-defined functions until C11).

They also seem to __barely__ improve the language without ever being "cool" or "interesting".

At least C++ has some standard data structures...

PS: Even Python has binary literals, while they were deemed "not useful enough" for C.




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