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The history of C July 8, 2008

Posted by Al in : educational,programming , trackback

I like C as a programming language: it’s neat, simple and works surprisingly well. It compiles into efficient code, since people have been perfecting C compilers for the last 30 years, and has grown into C++ which just makes things better again. All in all, a good language to know and use.

This is an interesting article about how C was born and how it was developed into the primary language of Unix. Dennis Ritchie tells the story first-hand, and tells is succinctly. I rate his writing as Kernighan and Ritchie’s original book – The C Programming Language – is still one of the best ways of learning C, and a good reference as well. If you’ve ever seen or used C, or want to know how a programming language comes into being, then have a read of this article.


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