C Programming Introduction

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Programming Languages some important points to keep remember:

  1. Root of all modern languages ALGOL
  2. ALGOL stands for Algorithmic Language
  3. BCPL – Basic Combined Programming Language
  4. C was evolved from ALGOL, BCPL and B by Dennis Ritchie at the Bell Laboratories in 1972.
  5. UNIX Operating system is the heart of the Internet data superhighway.
  6. C is the successor of BCPL
  7. ANSI – American National Standards Institute
  8. ANSI C – C89 – Approved by ANSI in December 1989 and by ISO in 1990.
  9. C++, Java evolved out of C
  10. C99 – 1999 standard of C by Standardization Committee

C Programming Language - Advantages

  • Robust
  • Efficient and fast
  • Many times faster than BASIC
  • 32 keywords in ANSI C
  • Highly portable (can run on any OS with little or no modification)
  • Well suited for structured programming
  • Ability to extend itself