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Re: Two suggestions for gcc C compiler to extend C language (by WD Smith)
> And hell, GCC already includes a lot of really really obscure
> builtin functions which are one hell of a lot less common & useful
> than multiply-hi&lo.
Which exactly proves the point that people are making: whether
something is "common & useful" is rarely the criteria that's used in
deciding whether a language should include that thing.
> And that isn't because I failed to "learn basic principles about
> language design."
Sorry, but it precisely is.