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When C is the Best (Tool for the Job)

The Essay Itself

This is an essay I wrote that tries to explain why the C language is still sometimes the best language to use for writing a software application. I originally planned on publishing it at OnJava.com, but the editors there rejected it. As I realized, one problem with it was that I explained why the Freecell Solver code will be slower in Java, but not why it will also feel wrong in Java.