C is a general-purpose computer programming language used for operating systems, libraries, games and other high performance work. It is clearly distinct from C++. It was developed in 1972 by Dennis Ritchie for use with the Unix operating system.
C (pronounced "See", like the letter C) is a general-purpose computer programming language developed between 1969 and 1973 by Dennis Ritchie at the Bell Telephone Laboratories for use with the UNIX operating system. Its design provides constructs that map efficiently to typical machine instructions, and therefore it found lasting use in applications that had formerly been coded in assembly language. It is a highly efficient procedural oriented programming language, has emphasis on functions whereas modern object oriented programming languages tend to emphasize data.
Although C was designed for implementing system software, it is also widely used for developing portable application software.
C is one of the most widely used programming languages of all time and there are very few computer architectures for which a C compiler does not exist. C has greatly influenced many other popular programming languages, most notably
C++, which began as an extension to C.