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Atul Anand
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Introduction to C

What is Programming ?

Computer programming is a medium for us to communicate with computers. Just like we use 'HINDI' or 'ENGLISH' to communicate with each other , programming is a way for us to
deliver our instructions to the computer.

What is C ?

C is a programming language.
C is one of the oldest and finest programming language.
C was developed by Dennis Ritchie at AT & T's Bell Labs , USA in 1972.

Uses Of C

C language is used to perform a wide variety of systems. Some of the uses of c are as follows :
• Major part of windows , linux and other operating systems are written in c.
• C is used to write driver program for devices like Tables , Printers etc.
• C language is used toprogram embedded systems whether programs need to run faster in limited memory.
• C is used to develop games , an area where latency is very important .i.e. computer has
to react quickly on user input.

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