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C vs Crystal: What are the differences?

Developers describe C as "One of the most widely used programming languages of all time". . On the other hand, Crystal is detailed as "Fast as C, slick as Ruby". Crystal is a programming language that resembles Ruby but compiles to native code and tries to be much more efficient, at the cost of disallowing certain dynamic aspects of Ruby.

C and Crystal can be categorized as "Languages" tools.

"Performance" is the top reason why over 52 developers like C, while over 27 developers mention "Compiles to efficient native code" as the leading cause for choosing Crystal.

Crystal is an open source tool with 13.5K GitHub stars and 1.05K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Crystal's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, C has a broader approval, being mentioned in 64 company stacks & 251 developers stacks; compared to Crystal, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 14 developer stacks.

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Crystal is a programming language that resembles Ruby but compiles to native code and tries to be much more efficient, at the cost of disallowing certain dynamic aspects of Ruby.
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What are some alternatives to C and Crystal?
Java
Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!
PHP
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JavaScript
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Python
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
HTML5
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i leaving php, node, and python cause i have a new love, crystal

How developers use C and Crystal
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papaver uses CC

been programming in c for over a decade, since learning it in college. still use it for various low level projects. used it recently to develop an embedded application for a custom board.

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micro systems uses CC

The core of the arcapos applications is written in C, so are most of the Lua modules (bindings to various hardware or protocols).

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Sqreen uses CC

The Sqreen PHP agent is both a PHP extension, built in C, and a daemon built in Python.

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POROWNEO.PL uses CC

Axis2/c, rampart/c, savan/c, barbershop and custom php extensions.

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Vaultize uses CC

Used in backend and clients for performance heavy tasks.

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