History of C Language

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C Language is developed by Dennis Ritchie in between 1972 and 1973 , at the Bell Telephone Laboratories to develop the UNIX operating system. The UNIX OS was totally written in C. It was developed to overcome the problems of previous languages such as B, BCPL, etc. It inherits many features of previous languages such as B and BCPL. During the 1980s, C gradually gained popularity. It has become one of the most widely used programming languages.

Timeline of C language development

YearC Standard
1972Traditional C
1978K&R C
1989/1990ANSI C and ISO C
1999C99
2011C11
2017C17
C2x

Programming languages developed before the C language

YearLanguage
1960Algol
1967BCPL
1970B

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