@tomosaigon Hmm, did you somehow forget about pascal and forth?
Thomas Wirth and Chuck Moore both did the same a couple of years before Ritchie
@sotolf Not really. Pascal, I used it decades ago but I recall it being slightly higher level and interpreted. I've only encountered Forth in interpreted environments where it's running on top of code (probably written in C).
C maps close enough to machine code yet is pretty portable. Thus we have a legacy of operating systems written in it and compiling for numerous different architectures.
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