Write down briefly the history and importance of C language.

Last updated on August 11th, 2020 at 01:20 pm

History of C

C language is one of the most popular computer languages today because it is a structured, high level, machine independent language. It allows software developers to develop software without worrying about the hardware platforms where they will be implemented.

History of C Language
History of C Language

The following table shows the history of ANSI C .

1960ALGOLInternational Group
1967BCPLMartin Richards
1970BKen Thompson
1972Traditional CDennis Ritchie
1978K&R  CKernighan & Ritchie
1989ANSI CANSI Committee
1990ANSI/ISO CISO Committee
History of C Language

Importance of C

C is a very important language because of its many useful features. The increasing popularity of C is due to its many desirable qualities. It is a robust language whose rich set of built in functions and operators can be used to write any complex program. It allows software developers to develop software without worrying about the hardware platforms where they will be implemented. The C compiler combines the capabilities of an assembly language with the features of a higher level language and therefore it is well suited for both system software and business packages. Else these,

  1. C language is efficient and fast.
  2. C is highly portable.
  3. C language is well suited for structured programming.
  4. C is a machine independent language.
  5. C has the ability to extend itself.

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