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'''C''' is a [[procedural programming|procedural]], [[imperative programming|imperative]] [[programming language]] developed in 1972 by Dennis Ritchie at Bell Laboratories.  It was a major improvement over the earlier languages BCPL and B.
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'''C''' is the third letter of the English alphabet.
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C is the name of a [[procedural programming|procedural]], [[imperative programming|imperative]] [[programming language]] developed in 1972 by Dennis Ritchie at Bell Laboratories.  It was a major improvement over the earlier languages BCPL and B.
  
 
C is still a popular choice for projects where speed and small program size are important considerations, such as embedded firmware. The [[Linux]] operating system was written in C with [[gcc]] extensions. The syntax of C inspired many later languages such as [[C++]], [[Java]] and [[C Sharp]].  Many C compilers also support low-level programming via integrated inline assemblers.
 
C is still a popular choice for projects where speed and small program size are important considerations, such as embedded firmware. The [[Linux]] operating system was written in C with [[gcc]] extensions. The syntax of C inspired many later languages such as [[C++]], [[Java]] and [[C Sharp]].  Many C compilers also support low-level programming via integrated inline assemblers.
  
 
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Revision as of 14:56, 12 April 2007

C is the third letter of the English alphabet.

C is the name of a procedural, imperative programming language developed in 1972 by Dennis Ritchie at Bell Laboratories. It was a major improvement over the earlier languages BCPL and B.

C is still a popular choice for projects where speed and small program size are important considerations, such as embedded firmware. The Linux operating system was written in C with gcc extensions. The syntax of C inspired many later languages such as C++, Java and C Sharp. Many C compilers also support low-level programming via integrated inline assemblers.