UNIX Time‐Sharing System: The C Programming Language

D. M. Ritchie, S. C. Johnson, M. E. Lesk, B. W. Kernighan

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C is a general‐purpose programming language that has proven useful for a wide variety of applications. It is the primary language of the unix* system, and is also available in several other environments. This paper provides an overview of the syntax and semantics of C and a discussion of its strengths and weaknesses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1991-2019
Number of pages29
JournalBell System Technical Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1978

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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