History of C Language | History of Programming Language C


Before going to discuss about the History of C Language. We will look what are the other programming languages came before the C. We know that C programming language is not the first programming language created. There are few predecessors to C. It all started with language named FORTRAN. Here is the list of languages.

History of C Language:

  1. The Programming Language term is started with FORTRAN Language in the year 1950.FORTRAN stands for Formula Translation language.
  2.   After FORTRAN Language, The programming language ALGOL is Evaluated. ALGOL stands for Algorithmic Language.
  3. C is evaluated from two previous Languages, BPCL and B.
  4. BCPLis developed in 1967 by Martin Richards. BPCL is stands for Basic Combined  Programming Language.
  5. In the year of 1970 from BPCL one more Programming language evaluated by Ken  Thomson. That is B-Language (Basic Language).
  6. The C Language was created by Dennis Ritchie at AT&T Bell Labs in the year 1972.
  7. In 1988, C programming language standardised by ANSI. That version is called as ANSI-C Version.
  8. After few more changes in 2000 C programming language is standardised by ISO that is called C99.
  9. Then Decade after, In the year 2011, The C Standards committee released the new version of C language and The name of the version is C11. Which brought lot of new features.

Time line of Programming languages:


Related Articles :

  1. Character Set of C.
  2. Different Keywords of C Language.
  3. Operators in C Language.
  4. Constants and Different types of Constants of C Language.
  5. Identifiers and Rules for Naming Identifiers.
  6. What is Variables and Variable Declaration and Initialization?
  7. Datatypes and why we need Datatypes.
  8. Comments- Single-line comments and Multi-line Comments.
  9. Statements and Different types of Statements.


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