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C vs JetBrains MPS: What are the differences?

What is C? One of the most widely used programming languages of all time. .

What is JetBrains MPS? The Domain-Specific Language Creator by JetBrains. It is a tool to design domain-specific languages. It uses projectional editing which allows users to overcome the limits of language parsers, and build DSL editors, such as ones with tables and diagrams. It implements language-oriented programming.

C and JetBrains MPS can be categorized as "Languages" tools.

JetBrains MPS is an open source tool with 1.03K GitHub stars and 205 GitHub forks. Here's a link to JetBrains MPS's open source repository on GitHub.

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Russtopia Labs
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As a personal research project I wanted to add post-quantum crypto KEM (key encapsulation) algorithms and new symmetric crypto session algorithms to openssh. I found the openssh code and its channel/context management extremely complex.

Concurrently, I was learning Go. It occurred to me that Go's excellent standard library, including crypto libraries, plus its much safer memory model and string/buffer handling would be better suited to a secure remote shell solution. So I started from scratch, writing a clean-room Go-based solution, without regard for ssh compatibility. Interactive and token-based login, secure copy and tunnels.

Of course, it needs a proper security audit for side channel attacks, protocol vulnerabilities and so on -- but I was impressed by how much simpler a client-server application with crypto and complex terminal handling was in Go.

$ sloc openssh-portable 
  Languages  Files    Code  Comment  Blank   Total  CodeLns
      Total    502  112982    14327  15705  143014   100.0%
          C    389  105938    13349  14416  133703    93.5%
      Shell     92    6118      937   1129    8184     5.7%
       Make     16     468       37    131     636     0.4%
        AWK      1     363        0      7     370     0.3%
        C++      3      79        4     18     101     0.1%
       Conf      1      16        0      4      20     0.0%
$ sloc xs
  Languages  Files  Code  Comment  Blank  Total  CodeLns
      Total     34  3658     1231    655   5544   100.0%
         Go     19  3230     1199    507   4936    89.0%
   Markdown      2   181        0     76    257     4.6%
       Make      7   148        4     50    202     3.6%
       YAML      1    39        0      5     44     0.8%
       Text      1    30        0      7     37     0.7%
     Modula      1    16        0      2     18     0.3%
      Shell      3    14       28      8     50     0.9%

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Pros of C lang
Pros of JetBrains MPS
  • 66
    Performance
  • 47
    Low-level
  • 34
    Portability
  • 28
    Hardware level
  • 18
    Embedded apps
  • 12
    Pure
  • 9
    Performance of assembler
  • 7
    Ubiquity
  • 4
    Great for embedded
  • 4
    Old
  • 3
    Compiles quickly
  • 2
    OpenMP
  • 2
    No garbage collection to slow it down
  • 1
    Inherits language grammars due to no-parser model
  • 1
    An amazing tool to write DSLs
  • 1
    Translates custom language into Java or others
  • 1
    You can build your own programming language with IDE
  • 0
    An amazing tool to write DSLs and translate them into g

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Cons of C lang
Cons of JetBrains MPS
  • 5
    Low-level
  • 3
    No built in support for concurrency
  • 2
    Lack of type safety
  • 2
    No built in support for parallelism (e.g. map-reduce)
  • 1
    Almost nobody understands how is this tool cool
  • 1
    Requires very accurate selling to customers
  • 1
    Does not provide graphical modeling languages input
  • 1
    Unpopular so has a very small geek-like community
  • 1
    The base version provides only Java and plain text out
  • 1
    Steep entry curve (compiler writing skills)

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What is C lang?

What is JetBrains MPS?

It is a tool to design domain-specific languages. It uses projectional editing which allows users to overcome the limits of language parsers, and build DSL editors, such as ones with tables and diagrams. It implements language-oriented programming.

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