Dennis M. Ritchie, Stephen C. Johnson, Michael E. Lesk, Brian W. Kernighan

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C is a general-purpose programming language that was originally designed for ″system programming″ , that is, for writing programs such as compilers, operating systems, text editors, etc. Its other applications include data base systems, numerical analysis and engineering programs, and a great deal of text-processing software. It is the primary language of the UNIX system, and is also available in several other environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-29
Number of pages16
JournalWestern Electric engineer
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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