C Basics

Few things to remember about C

  1. C is a procedure Oriented Language that was developed by Dennis Richie in 1972 while he was working at AT & T Bell Laboratories.
  2. C language was influenced from another language BPCL which was developed by Martin Richards .
  3. BPCL was itself influenced by the Language "B" developed by Ken Thompson in 1970


Facts about C

  • C was not made available to general public till 1978 when Dennis Richie and Ken Thompson published a definitive description of the language.
  • The language was formalized in 1988 by the American National Standard Institute (ANSI).
  • The UNIX operating system is completely written in C.
  • C is one of the most widely used language in the the field of networking.
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