unit2 - UNIT II BASIC ELEMENTS OF C Introduction of C The C language was developed by Dennis Ritchie in the year 1972 at AT T Bell Laboratories

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UNIT – II BASIC ELEMENTS OF C: Introduction of C- The C language was developed by “ Dennis Ritchie ” in the year 1972 at AT & T Bell Laboratories. Chronological Development in the Development of C: ALGOL 60 Algorithmic Language, International committee,1960 CPL Combined Programming Language Developed in Cambridge Univ, London, 1963 BCPL Basic Combined Language, Developed by Martin Richards, 1967 B Developed by Ken Thompson, Bell Labs, 1970 C Developed by Dennis Ritchie, Bell Labs, 1972 Types of C and Its Compilers: 1. TURBO C 2. BORLAND C 3. ANSI C 4. MICROSOFT C 5. QUICK C Features of C: Middle Level language General-Purpose Language C is a Powerful structure oriented language. Function oriented and modular programming language. Except some keywords all the statements should be written in lowercase. All the statements are terminated by semicolon except for header file inclusions, Macro definitions, function definitions, looping and conditions. C provides enriched pointer handling properties. C is rich in inbuilt functions and data types. C is highly robust and portable.
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