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|C is a
general-purpose, procedural, imperative computer programming language
developed in 1972 by Dennis Ritchie at the Bell Telephone Laboratories
for use with the Unix operating system. It has since spread to many
other platforms, and is now one of the most widely used programming
languages. C has also greatly influenced many other popular languages,
especially C++, which was originally designed as an enhancement to C.
It is the most commonly used programming language for writing system
software, though it is also widely used for writing applications.
C is a procedural programming paradigm, with facilities for structured programming. It allows lexical variable scope and recursion. Its static type system prevents many meaningless operations. Parameters of C functions are always passed by value. Pass-by-reference is achieved in C by explicitly passing pointer values. Heterogeneous aggregate data types (the struct in C) allow related data elements to be combined and manipulated as a unit.
C has a small set (around 30) of reserved keywords.
C also has the following specific properties: