The C Programming Language Quiz

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Who created the C programming language?

Dennis Ritchie

What were the original purposes for which C was developed?

Constructing utilities running on Unix and re-implementing the kernel of the Unix operating system

In what areas has C found lasting use?

Operating systems, device drivers, and protocol stacks

What is the range of computer architectures on which C is commonly used?

From the largest supercomputers to the smallest microcontrollers and embedded systems

During which decade did C gradually gain popularity?

1980s

Which programming language was C a successor to?

A

What was one of the original purposes for which C was developed?

Constructing utilities running on Unix

In which areas has C found lasting use?

Operating systems and device drivers

During which decade did C gradually gain popularity?

1980s

What reflects the capabilities of the targeted CPUs in C's features?

Cleanly

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C Programming Language

  • C is a general-purpose computer programming language created in the 1970s by Dennis Ritchie.
  • It is widely used and influential, reflecting the capabilities of targeted CPUs.
  • C is commonly used in operating systems, device drivers, and protocol stacks, but its use in application software is decreasing.

Development and History

  • C is a successor to the programming language B.
  • It was originally developed at Bell Labs by Dennis Ritchie between 1972 and 1973 to construct Unix utilities.
  • C was applied to re-implementing the Unix operating system kernel.
  • During the 1980s, C gained popularity and became one of the most widely used programming languages.

Availability and Compatibility

  • C compilers are available for practically all modern computer architectures and operating systems.
  • C is used on computer architectures ranging from the largest supercomputers to the smallest microcontrollers and embedded systems.

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