The answer is bureaucracy and establishment.  C is stardardized by formal
bodies (ANSI/ISO) and there is just too much legacy code.

I think the situation is rather different in the open source/free software
area.  I will try the minimalist approach just for myself (because of my
previous good experience with Python).

Regards,

Bill
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Massimiliano Mirra <list / nospamchromatic-harp.com> wrote:
> If minimalist approach is good, why don't we modify C compilers to get
> rid of all those extra tokens?