Re: [dev] K, a low-level procedural imperative programming language

From: M Farkas-Dyck <>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:54:53 -0500

On 28/11/2014, Martti K├╝hne <> wrote:
> I always have it in the back of my head that I want to make a slightly
> better C. Just to clean up some of the rough edges and fix some of the
> more egregious problems. But getting everything to fit, top to bottom,
> syntax, semantics, tooling, etc., might not be possible or even worth
> the effort. As it stands today, C is unreasonably effective, and I
> don't see that changing any time soon.

I thought to extend C rather than create my own language, as many have
done, but a friend persuaded me otherwise.
It clearly is possible to make it all fit from top to bottom as it was
done once before, with C. The question is whether it is worth the
effort. Maybe not.
To extend C, I would not hack the insane (clang or gcc), so I would
need to write my own C compiler. Could do, but that's another thread.
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