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C Introduction

What is C?

C is a general-purpose programming language created by Dennis Ritchie at the Bell Laboratories in 1972.

It is a very popular language, despite being old.

C is strongly associated with UNIX, as it was developed to write the UNIX operating system.

You can read more about C programming language on Wikipedia.

Why Learn C?

  • It is one of the most popular programming language in the world
  • If you know C, you will have no problem learning other popular programming languages such as Java, Python, C++, C#, etc, as the syntax is similar
  • If you know C, you will understand how computer memory works
  • C is very fast, compared to other programming languages, like Java and Python
  • C is very versatile; it can be used in both applications and technologies

Difference between C and C++

  • C++ was developed as an extension of C, and both languages have almost the same syntax
  • The main difference between C and C++ is that C++ support classes and objects, while C does not

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This tutorial will teach you the very basics of C.

It is not necessary to have any prior programming experience.

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