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I started programming in high school in C about 15 years ago as a hobby and did not follow programming as my career path but it has served as a useful tool periodically since then.

I was more or less told that C would be a good entry language, that it would be a good foundation if I decided to learn others. That Java is bloated and grossly resource inefficient, as well as sacrificing quite a lot to be fully cross platform. That C++'s OOP leads to less resource efficient programming and that classes were a crutch to help structure code in lieu of skillfully choosing one's own good designs. But that they would make it easier to work with others by giving greater standardization to interfaces.

Today I observe as follows:

C was designed for specific purposes and to specific ideals, and I mostly align with them. It's small, clean, and efficient. You're free to shoot yourself in the foot, all 12 toes. Proper design practices are your responsibility (or willful irresponsibility). If you want something you can build it or borrow/get it from someone else. It's not large.

On the other hand, pure speed and efficiency is not critical in all applications. If you are doing desktop development with a moderate amount of data, and let's say not computationally intensive graphics, the efficiency may be unnecessary. Rapid development is more critical to me now.

The very minimal provisioning of the standard library slows development time, like a mostly empty toolbox. Not only mostly empty, but the tools of the standard library are very traditional and sometimes crude for what you might need. Other languages provide a much greater toolset of readily usable and easily importable features.

C is not entirely outmoded but its popularity is marginal, and with that marginalization a lot of the contributions made to programming as a whole are largely unavailable. Its use is declining further with the rise of C#.

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I think the logical choice would be to learn C++ next.
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