The C Programming Language

Published on 05 December 2018 (Updated: 05 December 2018)

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.1



  1. J. Grifski, “Hello World in C,” The Renegade Coder, 18-March-2018. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 05-Dec-2018].