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Name: Islamsai
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Date: Around 1995


Question:
Which is the most powerful language in the market now-a-days? How do the computer programmers make the compiler and what type of language do they use?



Replies:
C and C++ are generally regarded as "best" languages because they are standardized and transportable and powerful. If you do not need the benefits of object oriented programming, then you do not need C++. Compil- ers are often written in C or in the assembly language of your machine.

Hawley


It is also to be noted that "C" is not just available on the market - it can be obtained for free from the Free Software Foundation's gcc - you have to have a C compiler of your own to compile gcc though... it is written in C!

A Smith


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