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pjmlp · 2019-11-27 · Original thread
Yet Google, Apple, Microsoft are driving C's replacement for better alternatives, go figure.

https://msrc-blog.microsoft.com/2019/07/16/a-proactive-appro...

https://security.googleblog.com/2019/08/adopting-arm-memory-...

https://android-developers.googleblog.com/2019/10/introducin...

https://developer.apple.com/swift/#fast

English only became the lingua Franca after the two big wars, and even then, good luck trying to make use of English in some world regions.

I recommend reading a bit about the history of lingua francas since the beginning of mankind.

"The Last Lingua Franca: English Until the Return of Babel"

https://www.amazon.com/Last-Lingua-Franca-English-Return/dp/...

100k · 2018-04-06 · Original thread
The author makes the argument that automatic translation could prevent the rise of a new lingua franca: https://www.amazon.com/Last-Lingua-Franca-English-Return/dp/...

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