OVERVIEW OF C PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE
C is a general-purpose, high-level programming language developed by Dennis Ritchie in 1972 at Bell Laboratories. C language originally developed for designing UNIX operating System.
Overview Of C Language
- Developed at AT & T’s Bell Laboratories in 1972.
- It was designed and written by a Dennis Ritchie.
- In the late seventies C began to replace the more familiar languages of that time: PL/I, ALGOL, etc.
- C was originally designed for UNIX operating system.
- C is the result of a development process that started with an older language called BCPL .
- BCPL was developed by Martin Richards , and it influenced a language called B, which was invented by Ken Thompson
- In 1983, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) established a committee to provide a modern, comprehensive definition of C. The resulting definition, the ANSI standard, or “ANSI C”, was completed late 1988.
- C89/C90 standard – First standardised specification for C language was developed by the American National Standards Institute in 1989. C89 and C90 standards refer to the same programming language.
- C99 standard – Next revision was published in 1999 that introduced new features like advanced data types and other changes
This is overview of c language.
Why C Programming Language
- Easy to learn
- Structured language
- It produces efficient programs
- Low-level activities easily handle by C language
- Compiled on a variety of computer platforms
History of C Language
|Traditional C||1972||Dennis Ritchie|
|K&R C||1978||Brain Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie|
|ANSI C||1989||ANSI Committee|
|ANSI/ISO C||1990||ISO Committee|
C Language used in development of Operating systems, Compilers, Assemblers, Network & System Drivers, Database etc..