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A High-Level Introduction to C Programming

C is a great programming language if you want to work closer with the machine. A couple of decades ago, C was considered a high-level programming language; look at how times have changed. We’ve been babied with programming languages like Java, C#, JavaScript, PHP, Python, you name it. You can pull a car using the frame machine, but we’re going to do it with a hammer and a chain. Why? Just to prove that we can. There are other reasons for studying C; the primary being the speed of the program. Understanding how everything works at a lower level makes learning other programming languages a breeze. So, let’s get into it. There will be limited code, if any, in this post. You can watch some YouTube tutorials for that.
C is a compiled language, meaning that you need a C compiler to convert your readable code into machine code. Machine code is just a bunch of zeros and ones.
C got its popularity mainly because Unix was written in C. Currently, most operating systems are written in C and hig…