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I'm still waiting for the awesome language that will finally kill C.
The Unreasonable Effectiveness of C. For years I've tried my damnedest to get away from C. Too simple, too many details to manage, too old and crufty, too low level. I've had intense and torrid love a...
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I don't ever hear of languages with the same goals / targets as C getting developed... are people putting real effort into languages like C any more?
 
Rust[1] has very similar goals, it's the best candidate to kill C I've seen yet. Though it's going to take a long time for it to have the universal support and tooling of C that the article mentions.

[1] http://www.rust-lang.org/