Dennis Ritchie who invented C programming language, co-created the Unix operating system is largely regarded as influencing a part of every software system we use on a daily basis.
Be it is Apple’s OS, Mac or MS windows, these could not have survived if C language have not existed. The C programming language, a shorthand of words, numbers and punctuation, is still widely used today, and successors like C++ and Java build on the ideas, rules and grammar that Mr. Ritchie designed. We should say C programming language had bought the standardization in the computer industry.
Why it was named “C”?
Back in 1967 when Dennis joined Bell labs, they already had a language “B” named after BCPL(Basic Combined Programming Language). The B language fell short of abilities to support the requirements. That’s when Dennis Ritchie started working on a new high-level programming language taking clues from B language. It was due to this reason that C came after B language.
It was because of C programming language programmers all over the world were switching to smaller machines to do their programming, giving up the larger computers.
The C programming language was the forerunner of several of today’s most popular technologies.