C is a structured programming language. It was developed in 1973 by Dennis Ritchie at AT & T Bell Laboratories. It is very popular programming languages today because of its structure, fast, high-level abstraction, machine independent feature.
Characteristics of ‘C’ Language
- It has a very small size
- The major use of function calls in it
- Couply Loose typing
- It is a Structured language
- It has the ability to read Low level (BitWise) programming
- The large use of pointers for memory, array, structures, and functions.
- high-level constructs.
- The program written in C is efficient.
- C can be compiled on a variety of computers.
- The c programming language is used to write a variety of applications so that we can say that it is a general-purpose programming language. It is a “system programming language.”
- C supports modular programming means a big program can divide into different modules or functions.
- It has a vast collection of built-in functions, data types, keywords, and operators that makes it efficient and powerful.
- It is also a standalone programming language. Due to these characteristics of C it is most popular.
- C has very fast compilation and execution in comparison to other programming languages.
- C is easy and free available. You just have to download its software, install it on your system, and start coding.
- C is also very easy to debug to find any bug in your program if any. It will give you the exact line of your code from the bug that is generated or where there are defects.
- It has many in-built memory management functions malloc(), calloc(), and alloc() to utilize the memory efficiently.