The C Programming Language

Published on 02 May 2020 (Updated: 11 May 2022)

The C Programming Language

Welcome to the C page! Here, you'll find a description of the language as well as a list of sample programs in that language.

Description

C is a general-purpose programming language that was developed as early as 1969 at Bell Labs by Dennis Richie. Today, the C language has influenced the design of many languages such as C++, C#, Go, Java, and many, many more.

Features of C include static typing, lexical variable scope, and recursion. In addition, function parameters are passed by value, not reference, but pass-by-reference can be accomplished by explicitly using pointers. Also, while C has static typing, variables are weakly typed and can be converted implicitly.

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