I was just listing a few languages that sprung to mind, close to C - possibly closer than Perl. My comment was not meant as contradicting nor supporting your claim, it was simply inspired by it. It was a spin-off: probably not the best place for such a discussion, but it was "in the air" anyway in this thread which is largely OT in and of itself.
Since there are so many experienced programmers here, I'd like to see the list grow, mentioning widely known and less widely known items - possibly with some interesting comparison or meditation referring to Perl. (I could add some entries, like, err, well D, but I'm not that knowledgeable.)