What is C Programming Language?
C is a common-purpose computer programming language. It was generated in the 1970s by Dennis Ritchie, and remains very universally and comprehensively used.
- Commonly used on computer architectures
- It range from the largest supercomputers to the smallest microcontrollers
- Used to develop software like operating systems and databases
- Exceptional and excellent language to learn programming
- Mainly developed as a system programming language to write the UNIX operating system
- It supports structured programming
- It provides low-level access to the system memory
C is an imperative procedural language. It is vindicating organized programming with a static type system. It was designed to be compiled to provide low-level access to memory and language constructs that map efficiently to machine instructions with lowest runtime support. Despite its low-level capabilities, the language was designed to encourage cross-platform programming.
Features of C Programming
- Combination of Low-level & High-level programming languages
- Embedded programming
- Inbuilt functions and operators
- Resolves any complex problem virtually
- Solves some high-level problems
- Used to write an application
- Support of datatypes and operators
- Fast, efficient, portable and easy to extend
- Excellent learning experience