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PL papers: "C, a low-level language"
OS papers: "C, a high-level language"
security papers: "C, the bane of my existence and the cause of everything bad in the universe"

@hazel Also computer architecture papers: C - a very-high-level language that runs on an idealistic sequential virtual machine, whose efficient implementations on real hardware requires millions if not billions of transistors. queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=32

@niconiconi @hazel "everything is a virtual machine" are my favorite arguments.

@hazel Fedi: C, the language I use to program my 68k retro desktop,

@hazel also security papers: "C, the cause of everything bad in the universe that also pays my bills"

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