I've asked What is the ideology of C programming language? that was closed as off-topic, and I think it is certainly not.
- "software tools commonly used by programmers" - language is a tool used by programmers and its implementations are software tools used by programmers, and an understanding of an ideology is needed to write good programs.
- "matters that are unique to the programming profession" - surely it is.
UPDATE: Yes I've read the FAQ and feel that the question is not something dim, but a question about the daily tool - C language.