Friday, July 29, 2016

C Basics - Intro of C

C is a Computer Programming Language. That means that you can use C to create lists of instructions for a computer to follow. C is probably the most popular and widely used programming language. It has been around for several decades and has won widespread acceptance because it gives programmers maximum control and efficiency.

C is an easy language to learn. Programming in C is efficient and gives the programmer a great deal of control. You will be able to read and write code for the largest number of platforms -- everything from microcontrollers to the most advanced scientific and corporate systems are written in C, as are nearly all modern operating systems.

The jump to the object oriented C++ language becomes much easier. C++ is an extension of C. Many other programming languages like C++, Java and Python were developed using C.

Why Name “C” was given to Language ?
C language has evolved from three different structured languages ALGOL, BCPL and B Language. Many of C’s principles and ideas were derived from the earlier language B.

Name Development Year Developed by
ALGOL 1960 International Group
BCPL 1967 Martin Richards
B 1970 Ken Thompson
Traditional C 1972 Dennis Ritchie
K&R C 1978 Brain Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie
ANSI C 1989 ANSI Committee
C99 1999 ISO Committee
C11 2007 C Standards Committee

Related topics:
Overview of C   |   Features of C   |   Applications of C   |   The Setup for C   |   Source Program in C   |   Program Startup and Termination in C   |   Program Structure in C   |   First Program in C   |   Must Know Terms in C

List of topics: C Programming

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