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Overview of C:

Let’s have an overview of the C language:

C is a high-level language, which was developed by Dennis Ritchie in 1973 at Bell Laboratories to develop UNIX OS.

C is a widely used programming language due to various reasons:

  • C is easy to learn.
  • C is a general-purpose programming language .
  • C is a highly efficient language.
  • C is a structured language.
  • Standard C programs are portable.

Points to Ponder :

  • C was designed to be used in utility OS for a minicomputer.
  • C came after B language which was launched in the early 1970s.
  • UNIX OS is written completely in C.
  • RDBMS MySQL are also written C.


Note: C programs are saved with a .c extension.