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C Language

Introduction to the C language

Background to C development and the authors of C Language

In 1969, Ken Thonpson and Dennis Ritchie designed a file system for the Bell Laboratories in order to provide a more convenient environment for programming . This file system evolved into an early version of the UNIX Operating system . Later, this file system was implemented on a PDPA-7 computer which was found lying idle , and in 1971 on PDP-11 . In an attempt to write a FORTRAN language compiler file the new system , Thompson , instead developed language ‘B’. Language ‘B’ was interpreter based and thus had performance drawbacks , so Ritchie developed a language C which was compiler based . In 1973, the new file system was rewritten in C language giving a trust to its acceptance among increasing numbers of users.