C language

General-purpose, high-level language that was originally designed to develop the UNIX operating system at Bell Labs. C has now become a widely used professional language because it’s easy to learn and can handle low-level activities.

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First released 1970s
Developed by Dennis Ritchie
Latest stable version C11
Open-source Not defined

Interesting facts

The UNIX operating system, the C compiler, and essentially all UNIX application programs have been written in C.

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