The C Programming Language

Published on 05 December 2018 (Updated: 02 May 2020)

The C Programming Language

As usual, I decided to dive into the history of C with Wikipedia.

According to Wikipedia, 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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