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C vs GNU Bash: What are the differences?

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

What is GNU Bash? Functional improvements over sh for both programming and interactive use. The Bourne Again SHell is an sh-compatible shell that incorporates useful features from the Korn shell (ksh) and C shell (csh). It is intended to conform to the IEEE POSIX P1003.2/ISO 9945.2 Shell and Tools standard.

C can be classified as a tool in the "Languages" category, while GNU Bash is grouped under "Shells".

Twitch, Blackfire.io, and OpenX are some of the popular companies that use C, whereas GNU Bash is used by AgFlow, Clippings, and Lithium Technologies. C has a broader approval, being mentioned in 64 company stacks & 251 developers stacks; compared to GNU Bash, which is listed in 40 company stacks and 73 developer stacks.

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What is GNU Bash?

The Bourne Again SHell is an sh-compatible shell that incorporates useful features from the Korn shell (ksh) and C shell (csh). It is intended to conform to the IEEE POSIX P1003.2/ISO 9945.2 Shell and Tools standard.
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    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!
    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.
    PHP
    Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.
    JavaScript
    JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
    HTML5
    HTML5 is a core technology markup language of the Internet used for structuring and presenting content for the World Wide Web. As of October 2014 this is the final and complete fifth revision of the HTML standard of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The previous version, HTML 4, was standardised in 1997.
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    Decisions about C and GNU Bash
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    marcoalmeida
    Go
    Go
    C
    C
    Python
    Python
    Rust
    Rust

    One important decision for delivering a platform independent solution with low memory footprint and minimal dependencies was the choice of the programming language. We considered a few from Python (there was already a reasonably large Python code base at Thumbtack), to Go (we were taking our first steps with it), and even Rust (too immature at the time).

    We ended up writing it in C. It was easy to meet all requirements with only one external dependency for implementing the web server, clearly no challenges running it on any of the Linux distributions we were maintaining, and arguably the implementation with the smallest memory footprint given the choices above.

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    Conor Myhrvold
    Conor Myhrvold
    Tech Brand Mgr, Office of CTO at Uber | 11 upvotes 571K views
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    C
    C
    Java
    Java
    JavaScript
    JavaScript

    Why Uber developed H3, our open source grid system to make geospatial data visualization and exploration easier and more efficient:

    We decided to create H3 to combine the benefits of a hexagonal global grid system with a hierarchical indexing system. A global grid system usually requires at least two things: a map projection and a grid laid on top of the map. For map projection, we chose to use gnomonic projections centered on icosahedron faces. This projects from Earth as a sphere to an icosahedron, a twenty-sided platonic solid. The H3 grid is constructed by laying out 122 base cells over the Earth, with ten cells per face. H3 supports sixteen resolutions: https://eng.uber.com/h3/

    (GitHub Pages : https://uber.github.io/h3/#/ Written in C w/ bindings in Java & JavaScript )

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    Omid Farhang
    Omid Farhang
    Sr. Full Stack Developer | 3 upvotes 7.7K views
    GNU Bash
    GNU Bash
    Oh My ZSH
    Oh My ZSH

    Recently I've switched from GNU Bash to Oh My ZSH and I'm happy with the way I can customize the environment, picking between options by tab and seeing git status or hardware status while typing commands and a beautiful UI that's easy on eyes. Also ability to turn-off case-sensitivity comes in handy. I don't think if I will go back!

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    Dan Larsen
    Dan Larsen
    CTO at FlowStack | 7 upvotes 72.6K views
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    Go
    Go
    Rust
    Rust
    C
    C
    C++
    C++

    At FlowStack we write most of our backend in Go. Go is a well thought out language, with all the right compromises for speedy development of speedy and robust software. It's tooling is part of what makes Go such a great language. Testing and benchmarking is built into the language, in a way that makes it easy to ensure correctness and high performance. In most cases you can get more performance out of Rust and C or C++, but getting everything right is more cumbersome.

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    How developers use C and GNU Bash
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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.

    Avatar of POROWNEO.PL
    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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    POROWNEO.PL uses GNU BashGNU Bash

    housekeeping and daily server operations (ubuntu)

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    Pulse Agent uses GNU BashGNU Bash

    Unix Command line

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