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    The c programming language is the mother of all languages. It’s ideal for developing firmware or portable applications. Most of the students start their programming journey with the C language. In today’s world, every programmer who has achieved the top in IT field is very much familiar with the concept of C programming. In this article, we discuss Interesting Facts About C Language. The history of C programming language is quite interesting. Today, every computer literate person is familiar with the term “C Programming”. Let’s start in brief.

    MOST POPULAR C PROGRAMMING FACTS

    • C Programming language Evolution: ALGO->BCPL->B->Tradition C-> K&R C-> ANSI C-> ANSI/ISO C-> C99.
    • It was developed & released around the year 1972.
    • One of the most interesting facts is that It was developed at Bell Laboratories in 1972 by Dennis Ritchie.
    • The first programming language for the computer was Plankalkul, but C language is seen as the first high-level programming language.
    • C is the only language that exists for the longest period of time in computer programming history.
    • It’s really easy and fun to write a C program. You can check out How to write a C program in Linux.
    • Most popular Linux Kernel and most UNIX utilities, what you would call the operating system are written in C.
    • In ANSI C there are 32 keywords, the C99 standard adds 5 and C11 adds 7.
    • C support 45 operators & they are categorized into 8 groups.
    • We can not apply the modulo (%) operator to floating point values.
    • In C there are mainly two types of constants Primary and Secondary constant.
    • C is simple, elegant and wicked fast; it’s compact and efficient.
    • It is not only a fundamental language but its permissive nature.
    • C is not an object oriented language so you don’t get distracted by things like inheritance and polymorphism.
    • C is a structured programming language which allows a complex program to be broken into simpler programs called functions.
    • C language is case-sensitive.
    • C language has a rich library which provides a number of built-in functions. It also offers dynamic memory allocation.

    Evolution in C Programming Language: 

    1. ALGOL (Internation Group-in 1960)
    2. BCPL (Martin Richards-in 1967)
    3. B (Thompson-in 1970)
    4. Tradition C (Dennis Ritchie-in 1972)
    5. K&R C (Kernighan And Ritchie-in 1978)
    6. ANSI C (ANSI Committee-in 1989)
    7. ANSI/ISO C (ISO Committee-in 1990)
    8. C99 (Standardization Committee-in 1999)

    • A computer programming started in 1960 with the language ALGOL.
    • In 1967 martin Richard developed a new language known as BCPL (Basic Combined Programming Language)
    • In 1970 Ken Thompson developed a new language using some features of BCPL. It was known as B language.
    • In 1972 Dennis Ritchie developed a new programming language with a concept of data types.
    • Dennis Ritchie and Kerninghem wrote the book “The C Programming Language”.
    • In1978 modify version of C language was introduced known as K & RC-Language.
    • In 1989 the American National Standard Institute defined standards about the C language so, it was known as ANSI C.
    • In 1990 International Standard Organization also accepted C language as a standard programming language so it was also known as C-99.

    C is one of the most widely used programming languages of all time, and C compilers are available for the majority of available computer architectures and operating systems. The C language has formed the basis for many languages including C++, Java, JavaScript, Go, Rust, Limbo, LPC, C#, PHP, Python, Perl, Verilog, and C-shell.

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