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History of C Language

A brief history of the C language.

It was developed in 1972 by Dennis Ritchie at bell laboratories of AT&T (American Telephone & Telegraph), located in the U.S.A.

Dennis Ritchie is known as the founder of the C language.

Dennis Ritchie

The C programming language came out of Bell Labs in the early 1970s.

The development of C was to become the basis for Unix. 

It was developed to overcome the problems of previous languages such as B, BCPL, etc.

C has changed over the years and is still a common language to use in lower level programs, like kernels.

It inherits many features of previous languages such as B and BCPL.

LanguageYearDeveloped By
Algol1960International Group
BCPL1967Martin Richard
B1970Ken Thompson
Traditional C1972Dennis Ritchie
K & R C1978Kernighan & Dennis Ritchie
ANSI C1989ANSI Committee
ANSI/ISO C1990ISO Committee
C991999Standardization Committee
 Languages that were developed before C language.