Overview Of C

Overview of C Language

C is a structured programming language developed by Dennis Ritchie in 1973 at Bell Laboratories. It is one of the most popular computer languages today because of its structure, high-level abstraction, machine independent feature etc. C language was developed to write the UNIX operating system, hence it is strongly associated with UNIX, which is one of the most popular network operating system in use today and heart of internet data superhighway.




In the year 1988 ‘C’ programming language standardized by ANSI (American national standard institute), that version is called ANSI-C. In the year of 2000 ‘C’ programming Language standardized by ‘ISO’ that version is called C-99.

 C Language is mainly used for;

  • Design Operating system
  • Design Language Compiler
  • Design Database
  • Language Interpreters
  • Utilities
  • Network Drivers
  • Assemblers
Dennis Ritchie



C is one of the most popular and widely used programming language, used to develop system application software.

C language can be define in various ways :
1) Mother language
2) System Programming Language
3) Procedure Oriented Programming Language
4) Structured Programming Language
5) Mid Level Programming Language

You should know before starting c tutorial

To learn C Programming language you haven’t required any previous programming knowledge, but the basic understanding of any other programming languages will help you to understand the C programming concepts quickly.