Introduction to C Programming

  • Program is a sequence of instructions given to a computer to be executed to perform the desired task.
  • C is a general-purpose language that has been closely associated with the UNIX operating system for which it was developed - since the system and most of the programs that run it are written in C.
  • C is a general-purpose high-level language that was originally developed by Dennis Ritchie for the Unix operating system.
  • It was first implemented on the Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-11 computer in 1972.

Features of C Programming Language

  1. Low-level language support
  2. Program Portability
  3. Powerful
  4. Bit manipulation
  5. High-level features
  6. Efficient use of pointers
  7. Bit manipulation
  8. Modular Programming

Applications of C Programming Language

  1. Operating Systems
  2. Language compilers
  3. Modern programs
  4. Simulators
  5. Network Drivers
  6. Assemblers
  7. Databases
  8. Utilities
  9. Text editors
  10. Embedded systems
  11. Language interpreters