rhysweatherley writes "So C is dead in a world dominated by bytecode languages, is it? Well, not really. Portable.NET 0.6.4 now has a fairly good C compiler that can compile C to IL bytecode, to run on top of .NET runtimes. We need some assistance from the community to port glibc in the coming months, but it is coming along fast. The real question is this: would you rather program against the pitiful number API's that come with C#, or the huge Free Software diversity that you get with C? The death of C has been greatly exaggerated. It will adapt - it always has."