source file (program written in high level language).
Some preprocessor are:
#include, #define, #ifdef, #ifndef, #undef, #else, #endif, #pragma etc.
What are the popular features of ‘C’ language?
The features are:
Portability: This refers to the ability of a program to run in different
environments. Different environments could refer to different computers,
operating systems, or different compilers. Since ‘C’ language is mid level
language and its compiler is available for variety of environments we can say
it is portable.
2. Flexibility: ‘c’ language is flexible because:
(a) It provides facility of creating user defined data type.
(b) It is not necessary to write statement in ‘c’ in a particular format which
means we can start writing statement in ‘c’ from any column.
Mid level language: C is a mid level language combines feature of high level
language (faster code development) and low level language (efficient
4. Wide acceptability: Majority of people know ‘C’ language.
System Programming: system programming and application programming
using ‘C’ language are possible.
What is an IDE?
An IDE is nothing else but it is a program which includes all facilities to develop
and run program, such as editor, compiler, debugger and so on.
What is C?
C is a programming language developed at AT & B bell lab. of USA in 1972. It was
developed by Dennis Ritchie. It is user friendly, general purpose and reliable
How C originated? Or Write short notes on history of C language.
By 1960 a hoard of computer language had come into existence almost each for
a specific purpose. An International committee was setup to develop a general
purpose language using which any type of application can be developed easily
and the outcome of the effort was Alogol-60. Algol-60 did not become popular
because of its abstract nature and many complicated features. Combined