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  1. Learning C to the point where you're a able to meaningfully contribute to C software would give you a leg up when searching for jobs that use such software: I'd say those are three-fold:

    • jobs that use C out of necessity: very low-end embedded software, where the chips are primitive and only (primitive) C development tools are available. If you think it's cool to program sensors and motors, toasters and coffemakers, cars and airplanes, you may wish to get good with C.
    • jobs that use C out of tradition: the Linux kernel, its drivers (most OS drivers, really), GNU and other opensource software that lives in that C-centric ecosystem.
    • jobs that use C because of technical debt: a lot of long-lived large-scale software has millions of lines of C with no reason to re-write. Even if all new code might be in some other language, existing codebase must be maintained, updated, etc. For such a job, knowing other languages in use would be a requirement, but knowing C would definitely be "a leg up" (an example would be some large finance firms)
    UTC 2020-10-26 06:16 PM 0 Comments

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