History of C Language and Developers

 

History:

  • C is a general-purpose programming language supporting structured programming.
  • C was originally developed by Dennis Ritchie between 1969 and 1973 at Bell Labs.
  • It is used to re-implement the Unix operating system.
  • C has been standardized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) since 1989.
K&R C :
  • In 1978, Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie published the first edition of The C Programming Language.
  • This book, known to C programmers as “K&R”, served for many years as an informal specification of the language.
  • The version of C that it describes is commonly referred to as K&R C.
  • The second edition of the book covers the later ANSI C standard.

 

Ken Thompson & Dennis Ritchie

                        Ken Thompson & Dennis Ritchie

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