C is Getting Rusty
I to am an ardent C programmer. It's been a superbly useful tool over the decades. I have done some pretty big C systems very successfully with C.
However, I am intrigued by Rust. If they standardise that, there's a very good chance that I'll convert. It's usable as a system's language, it doesn't need a runtime, but it has some nice high level languages ideas, and does Communicating Sequential Processes too. There's lots to like!