Overview Of C Language | C Language Tutorial | History Of C Language

Overview Of C Language | C Language Tutorial | History Of C 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

Language Year Developer
ALGOL 1960 International Group
BCPL 1967 Martin Richards
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..

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