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A high-level programming language developed by Dennis Ritchie at Bell Labs in the mid 1970s. Although originally designed as a systems programming language, C has proved to be a powerful and flexible language that can be used for a variety of applications, from business programs to engineering. C is a particularly popular language for personal computer programmers because it is relatively small -- it requires less memory than other languages.

The first major program written in C was the UNIX operating system, and for many years C was considered to be inextricably linked with UNIX. Now, however, C is an important language independent of UNIX.

Although it is a high-level language, C is much closer to assembly language than are most other high-level languages. This closeness to the underlying machine language allows C programmers to write very efficient code. The low-level nature of C, however, can make the language difficult to use for some types of applications.



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Outstanding Page C and C++ programming tutorials
A collection of links to downloadable C programming tutorials, as well as a list of reference books, an FAQ, and the origins of C and C++. Updated on Aug 5, 1998

Outstanding Page Windows C and C++ programming resources
This resource page provides links to Visual C++ FAQs, newsgroups, mailing lists, online magazines, and tutorials and books. Updated on May 22, 1997

  C programming book
This page highlights the book "C Programming - A modern approach", written by K.N. King of Georgia State University. Updated on Nov 1, 1997

  C programming language
This page explains some peculiarities of the C programming language in the form of a 'Top 10' list. Updated on Mar 3, 1997

  C programming language FAQ
Contains the table of contents for the C programming language FAQ from the comp.lang.c newsgroup. Updated on Aug 5, 1998

  DevCentral Tutorials: C/C++
Tutorials on C, C++, and general object oriented programming.

  Guide to programming in C
Courseware on learning the basics of C programming. Includes an extensive list of links to sections of the course. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

  ISO C home page
Official JTC1/SC22/WG14 (C programming language) site. Updated on Feb 16, 1998

  The Programmer's Source
This resource page provides links to compilers, tutorials, literature, and software archives for C, C++, Pascal, and Delphi. In addition, there's a link to a language list - a quick reference guide for information on specific programming languages. Updated on May 22, 1997

  Yahoo!'s C and C++ pages
Yahoo!'s directory of C and C++. Updated on Apr 26, 1998

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