C Programming Introduction & Features

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C Programming Introduction

C is a general-purpose high level language. It was developed for the Unix operating system. C is a successor of Basic Combined Programming Language called B language, developed in the 1960s at Cambridge University. B was further modified by Dennis Ritchie at AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1972. This new language was called C language.

Features of C programming

  • C has many built-in functions and operators that can be used to write any complex code or program.
  • C has many data types and operators that helps in fast execution of program.
  • Portability is one of the important feature of C language. Program written in one computer can be executed on any other computer.
  • C is structured programming language. You can separate your program in different modules. Modularity makes a program easy to debug, test and maintain.
  • C has its own built-in library. We can also add our own function to extend library.

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