Saturday, August 21, 2010

Characteristics of C Language

C is a programming language developed by AT & T’s Bell Laboratories of USA in 1972. It was designed and written by a man named Dennis Ritchie. C is the most popular and common programming language for every application developer. C is derived from two early programming languages such as BPCL (Basic combined Programming Language) and B language. The BPCL was developed by martin Richards. And, B was developed by Ken Thompson. In 1972, Dennis Ritchie developed a new version of B and named it as C.


C has become a popular programming language because of its many features. Now let us list some of the characteristics of C.

• Structured programming language.
• General purpose programming language.
• Widely used in the development of system software.
• Contains rich set of operators and data types.
• C allows the user to add functions to the library.

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