What Is C Language

This section provides a quick introduction of C language, a general purpose and procedural programming language that supports memory address pointers and dynamic memory allocation.

What Is C? - C is a general purpose programming language developed in 1972 by Dennis Ritchie at Bell Labs. Initially, there was no formal specification of C language. The book "The C Programming Language" by Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie published in 1978 served as the informal specification for the first version of C language.

In 1989, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) established a standard specification of C language called: "ANSI X3.159-1989 - Programming Language C".

In 1999, a major revision of ANSI C specification was published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), "ISO/IEC 9899:1999 - Programming Languages - C".

Main features of C language:

The picture below shows the cover page the book: "The C Programming Language" by Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie published in 1978:

The C Programming Language
The C Programming Language

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 1995 - PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor Created by Rasmus Lerdorf

 1995 - Java Language Developed by Sun Microsystems

 1991 - WWW (World Wide Web) Developed by Tim Berners-Lee

 1991 - Gopher Protocol Created by a University of Minnesota Team

 1984 - X Window System Developed a MIT Team

 1984 - Macintosh Developed by Apple Inc.

 1983 - "Sendmail" Mail Transfer Agent Developed by Eric Allman

 1979 - The Tcsh (TENEX C Shell) Developed by Ken Greer

 1978 - Bash (Bourne-Again Shell) Developed by Brian Fox

 1978 - The C Shell Developed by Bill Joy

 1977 - The Bourne Shell Developed by Stephen Bourne

 1977 - Apple II Designed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

 1976 - vi Text Editor Developed by Bill Joy

 1974 - Internet by Vinton Cerf

1972 - C Language Developed by Dennis Ritchie

What Is C Language

 TCC - Tiny C Compiler

 Compilation and Execution Process of C Programs

 GNU C Compiler

 Sample C Program for Arrays and Pointers

 Sample C Program for Dynamic Memory Allocation - malloc()

 1971 - FTP Protocol Created by Abhay Bhushan

 1970 - UNIX Operating System Developed by AT&T Bell Labs

 1957 - FORTRAN Language Developed by IBM


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