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C programming

Dec 26, 2018 C programming Complied language , 387 Views
C programming language is the middle level language that means it's machine oriented as well as user oriented language.





What is C programming language?

C is the powerful general purpose computer programming language that support structured programming that means you can use C to create lists of instructions for a computer to follow. C is the fast, portable and available in all platforms.

C language was developed at Bell Labs by Dennis Ritchie for the UNIX operating system in the 1970.

If you are new to programming language than C is the very good choice to start your programming journey.

C is also called compiled language because once you write your C program, you must run it through with the help up of C compiler to turn your program into an executable that the computer can run (execute).

The C program is the human-readable kind, while the executable that comes out of the compiler is the machine-readable and executable form. What this means is that to write and run a C program, you must have access to a C compiler.

Why learn C?

  • The advantage to knowing C language is that you have a very good knowledge of how a computer works.
  • Opportunity to work on open source projects that impact millions of people.
  • You will find that it is very easy to learn.
  • Most of the all high-level programming languages like Java, Python, and JavaScript etc. can interface with the C programming.


  • All C program starts with the main() function and it is mandatory.
  • You may use the required header file that’s necessary in the program.
  • C is the case-sensitive so the use of uppercase letter and lowercase letter have different meanings.
  • The C program ends when the program encounters the return statement inside the main() function. However, return statement inside the main function is not necessary.
  • The statement in the C programming ends with the semicolon.