Overview of C Programming Language

In this tutorial, we will discuss the overview of the C language short history and the usage of C. The reasons why c programming is most widely used by all professionals and software engineers.

Moving on, C is a high-level programming language developed by the genius scientist by Dennis Ritchie at the Bell Laboratories in a early year 1972.

In addition, C is the highly used language in the world although it is old. C originally release in DEC PDP-11 computer in the year 1972.

Why C programming is most widely used in all professional?

  • It’s easy to understand and learn the concepts.
  • It’s a structure oriented language.
  • It creates plans and programs.
  • It’s able to handle the low-level task.
  • It will be able to compile a different computer platform.

The truth about C Language

  • The C Language was developed to create an operating system which is called UNIX.
  • The C language was originally released in 1988 through the American National Standard Institute (ANSI).
  • The UNIX OS is actually written in C Programming Language.
  • Nowadays C is the most popular programming language.
  • The most modern software was created in C.

Why used C Language?

It is best to use C language because it is the way to make students and professionals become outstanding software engineers. Particularly when they are at work in the software development industry.

In addition, Here are the following examples by using C language:

  1. Operating Systems
  2. Language Compilers
  3. Assemblers
  4. Text Editors
  5. Print Spoolers
  6. Network Drivers
  7. Modern Programs
  8. Databases
  9. Language Interpreters
  10. Utilities

What are the main concept of C language?

In C Language it consists of 32 keywords and different data types. It has dynamic built-in tools that make programming much more efficient. The other element of C language is it can develop itself.

Furthermore, C programming consists of different functions which can be found in the libraries. We may also add features, functions and methods to the library.

C Language Structure

The C language structure consists of 6 sections which are the following:

  • Documentation
  • Link
  • Definition
  • Global Declaration
  • Main() Function
  • Subprograms

How C Programming Language Works?

C language has a compiler feature to run the program. A compiler is a primary tool that compiles all the program which is converted to the object file to make the program readable.

Therefore, after the process of compilation is complete the linker will combine the different object files. Afterward, It will create one executable file to run the program software.

At last, The illustration below will show the program execution in the C program.

Overview of C Programming Language Illustration
Overview of C Programming Language Illustration

Just now. There are many different online compilers available on the internet and you can try to run your codes to test those compilers. The performance will never vary and most of all compilers will give the required features to execute the C program.

Here are the lists of the following compilers available online:


In conclusion, we overview the history of c language and also discussed the C language structure. The main concepts of C language and we already answered the question “Why C programming is most widely used in all professional?“.

In the previous tutorial, we discuss the “C tutorial for beginners” and for the next tutorial, we will discuss how to set up the environment for the coding of the C program.

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