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Discussion on: Is C still a high level language?

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Bennie Kahler-Venter • Edited

C was designed as a low-level language with high-level constructs. Brian Kernighan and Dennis Richie needed a language to write Unix in. BCPL, B, and rational fortran - ratfor all contributed to the language now known as C. C is meant to be unsafe and have flexible rules. It was so by design.

It was one of the early universal assembly languages.