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The big mistake was to use the single equals sign for assignment.

Many languages, from Algol to Pascal to ADA uses := for assignment. APL has a special assignment character. Lisp uses keywords. Classic Basic uses LET. The real probles is: Why does C use the equal operator for assignment?

Pointing to that is an explanation for why double == is needed for equal operations, but not an excuse.

If you try to suggest that C squeezed out Pascal because C is "better", you suggest (with great force) that your main field of expertice is not in formal language design.

VHS won the market becuse it was better, didn't it? And MP3 won over SACD/DVD-A because it was better? TCP/IP won over the OSI protocol stack because it was better? Well, that depends on the criteria. If your only crition is "degree of market penetration", all of these were "bests". But please don't pretend that this is only imaginable criterion.
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