C Language:-
C is a general-purpose, high-level language that was originally developed by
Dennis M. Ritchie to develop the UNIX operating system at Bell Labs. C was
originally first implemented on the DEC PDP-11 computer in 1972.
In 1978, Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie produced the first publicly available
description of C, now known as the K&R standard.
The UNIX operating system, the C compiler, and essentially all UNIX application
programs have been written in C. C has now become a widely used professional
language for various reasons:
 Easy to learn
 Structured language
 It produces efficient programs
 It can handle low-level activities
 It can be compiled on a variety of computer platforms

Facts about C :-
 C was invented to write an operating system called UNIX.
 C is a successor of B language which was introduced around the early
 The language was formalized in 1988 by the American National Standard
Institute (ANSI).
 The UNIX OS was totally written in C.
 Today C is the most widely used and popular System Programming

Why Use C ?

C was initially used for system development work, particularly the programs that
make-up the operating system. C was adopted as a system development
language Some examples of the use of C might be:

 Operating Systems
 Language Compilers
 Assemblers
 Text Editors
 Print Spoolers
 Network Drivers
 Modern Programs

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