History of C -: “C” seems a strange name for a programming language.But this strange name sounding language is one of the most popular computer languages today because it is a structured,high level, machine independent language. it allows software developer to develop programs without worrying about the hardware platform where they will be implemented. The root of all modern language is ALGOL introduced in the early 19160 ALGOL was the first computer language to use a block structure although it never become popular in USA it was widely used in Europe ALGOL gave the concept of structured programming to the computer science community computer scientist like Corrado Bohan does a popularized this concept during 1960.
in 1967 Martin develop a language called BCPL(basic combined programming language)Primarily for writing system software. in 1970 ken Thompson created a language using many feathers of BCPL and called B.
“C” Was evolved from ALGOL,BCPL And B by Denise Ritchite at the bell Laboratories in 1972. C uses many concept from these language and added the concept of data type and other powerful features . Since it was developed along with the Unix operating system. it is strongly associated with Unix operating system which was also developed at bell laboratories was coded almost entirely in C. unix is one of the most popular network operating system news today and the heart of the internet data superhighway.
during 1973 C had evolved into what is now known as traditional “C” the language become more popular after publication of the books the C programming language by brain and Denise in 1978.