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Introduction to C, why it should 1st language?
Before starting lets see the introduction to C language. C programming language which is developed by Dennis Ritchie is considered as the mother of every programming language. That is why it is called the base of other programming languages. C is the mid-level structured programming language.
C also called the system programming language. We must have known C to gather knowledge about embedded system, operating system as well as function of compiler.
Do you know? C is the mother language?
Most of the compilers are built with C programming language. Not only compilers but also JVMs, Kernels, operating systems are also built with C language. Most of the high-level programming languages follow the syntax of C Programming language like C++, Java, C# etc. C provides the core concepts of programming.
Every great software engineer must have the deep knowledge of C programming. If you want to become a great software engineers or learn the basic of every embedded system then you have no way to avoid C language. Actually, it is not possible to discuss all about C in this introduction to C guide.
C is also the procedural language!
The no-1 system programming language
We can use C to do low level programming like drivers or kernels. C is used to create system software and for this it is called system programming language. Except internet programming like java, .NET or PHP we can use this language to create operating systems, kernels, drivers, compilers or even hardware devices. For example, we can say the name of LINUX kernel which is written in C programming language.
Structured programming language and C
Structured programming language refers that language which breaks the program into several parts. For this it makes the program easy to understand. A structured programming language is the subset of procedural programming language.
In C language, we can break the program into different blocks or parts using different functions or methods and for this C is called the structured programming language. We will learn details by going ahead instead of grabbing everything in this ‘introduction to C’ guide.
Mid-level language and C
A mid-level programming language is that which have the position between low level and high-level programming language. C is known as the mid-level programming language because it supports both the features of high level and low-level programming languages.
A low-level programming language is very hard to understand. It is also machine dependent because we can’t use a program at every machine. On the other hand, a high-level language is machine independent. They are easy to understand. C is called the mid-level programming language because it can be used both as a high level and low-level programming language.
C language's features at a glance
C is a simple, machine independent widely used programming language. It provides a rich library and supports dynamic memory allocation features. C works very faster than other programming language as it is closer to the machine language. By using pointer, we can directly interact with memory using C language.
In C, recursion can be used for backtracking. We can call the function within another function. C can easily adopt new features and for this it is an extensible programming language too.
Here are some of the features while introduction to C programming language;
- C is a simple programming language
- C is the mother language
- C is very fast
- C is system programming language
- It has a rich library
- Procedural programming language
- C is machine independent
- C is a mid level programming language
- It is a structured programming language
- Gives memory management system
- Facility to use pointer, recursion etc.
- Extensible programming language
- C is portable programming language
Hope, you have got the idea about everything of C programming language introduction to C article. To do well in competitive programming, there is no way to avoid C language at all.
If you have a good domination over C programming language then it is very easy to switch yourself any other programming language. So, lets train yourself by C. Here the index of our C programming tutorial which we will cover in this C tutorial.