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C: One of the most widely used programming languages of all time. ; YAML: A straightforward machine parsable data serialization format designed for human readability and interaction. A human-readable data-serialization language. It is commonly used for configuration files, but could be used in many applications where data is being stored or transmitted.

C and YAML belong to "Languages" category of the tech stack.

Twitch, Blackfire.io, and OpenX are some of the popular companies that use C, whereas YAML is used by Zoteca, Doable, and Skydive project. C has a broader approval, being mentioned in 64 company stacks & 251 developers stacks; compared to YAML, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

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Russtopia Labs
Sr. Doodad Imagineer at Russtopia Labs · | 0 upvote · 60.8K views
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C

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
Pros of YAML
  • 64
    Performance
  • 45
    Low-level
  • 33
    Portability
  • 28
    Hardware level
  • 18
    Embedded apps
  • 12
    Pure
  • 9
    Performance of assembler
  • 7
    Ubiquity
  • 4
    Great for embedded
  • 4
    Old
  • 2
    OpenMP
  • 2
    No garbage collection to slow it down
  • 2
    Compiles quickly
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    Cons of C
    Cons of YAML
    • 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)
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