C is a high-level structured oriented programming language, used in general purpose programming, developed by Dennis Ritchie at AT&T Bell Labs, the USA between 1969 and 1973.

What is C Language

C is most widely used general-purpose, powerful programming language which is very procedural and imperative in nature. Dennis M. Ritchie of Bell Telephone Laboratories, developed C in 1972 to produce the UNIX operating system.

Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie in 1978 gave the first publicly available description of C which is known as K&R standard.

C language has been used to write UNIX OS, UNIX applications and C language compiler. C is now a most widely used professional language.Some of its core features are−

  • Easy to learn and understand
  • It is a structured language
  • It produces fast and efficient programs
  • It can handle low-level activities easily
  • It can be compiled on many types of computer platforms


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