Chapter01 - COP 3275 Chapter 01 course website http/www.cise.ufl.edu/class/cop3275fa11 Jonathan C.L Liu Ph.D CISE Department University of Florida

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COP 3275 Chapter 01 course website: http://www.cise.ufl.edu/class/cop3275fa11/ Jonathan C.L. Liu, Ph.D. CISE Department University of Florida
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Software Systems in C Many systems/languages are written in C: Ruby: the standard 1.8.7 implementation is written in C, as a single-pass interpreted language. CPython: often used as a scripting language, but is also used in a wide range of non-scripting contexts Original Google search engine prototype Dr. Liu's (not-so-well-known) video streaming prototype software system :-)
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Why is C (still) Important? It is still widely used for developing new software, especially where memory and processing power are limited (e.g., embedded systems) Java programs consume 3-4 times as much memory as C programs C programs run about 3-4 times faster than Java programs “An Empirical Comparison of Seven Programming Languages” by L. Prechelt, Computer Practices, pp. 23-29, Oct. 2000 .
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C is a by-produce of UNIX, developed at Bell Lab by KenThompson, Dennis Ritchie and others. Thompson designed a small language named “B”. “B” was based on BCPL, a system
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Chapter01 - COP 3275 Chapter 01 course website http/www.cise.ufl.edu/class/cop3275fa11 Jonathan C.L Liu Ph.D CISE Department University of Florida

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