History of C Programming
The base of programming languages began in 1960. It was ‘ALGOL’. This ALGOL was used in European countries. In 1967 a new computer programming language called ‘BCPL’ was announced. Which was developed by Martin Richards.
C is the result of the development process of early language called BCPL. BCPL influenced the language called B which led to the development of C in the early 1970s. C language was originally developed for UNIX operating system. It was founded by Dennis Ritchie at Bell Labs in 1972.
In summer 1983 a committee was established to create an ANSI standard. This ANSI standard process took 6 years for standardization. It was finally adopted in December 1989. This standard was also adopted by ISO.
In 1995, Amendment 1 to the c standard was adopted which added several library functions. This version was known as C89.
During the 1990s a new C standard was developed. In 1999 it was referred to as C99. This C99 standard committee innovated new features to C like variable-length arrays and the restrict pointer qualifier.
Facts about C
C is widely used language because
- It is easy to learn.
- It can handle low-level activities.
- It is structured language.
- It can be compiled on various platforms.
Where it is used?
- Unix, Linux OS and RDBMS MySQL has been written in C.
- This C is used in Operating systems, Language compilers, Assemblers, text editors, Databases, Network drivers.
- It is widely used in embedded systems.
- It is used to develop system applications.
- It is used to develop desktop applications.
- Most applications of Adobe are developed using C.
- Many operating systems such as Apple’s OS X, Microsoft OS are developed using C.
- It is used in IOT applications.
People also ask for
When was C invented?
It was invented in 1972 by Dennis Richie.
Why it is called C?
Many of its features were derived from early language called B.