In this article, you will learn the features of C language. C is one of the widely used general purpose programming language.
Features of C language
C language is simple and easy to learn. The syntax of C is simple and gives flexibility to the programmer with its wide variety of in-built functions and data types.
C is a machine independent language, which means a C program written one machine can run on another machine without requiring a code change.
C is a compiler based language. C is power packed with several features but it is not bloated like some other programming languages, it supports only useful features which makes the compilation of C file fast.
C program supports code modifications and addition of new code to the already existing programs, this makes C language extensible. It becomes easier to add new functionalities to the existing C programs.
5. Rich libraries:
C libraries are full of useful in-built functions. These functions can be used frequently to perform some repeated tasks. As a C programmer, you won’t need to write same code again and again for some trivial repeated tasks, rather you can use in-built functions to perform the task.
6. Dynamic memory allocation
Dynamic memory allocation means, optimizing and allocating the memory during runtime. C language supports dynamic memory allocation, which supports function like free() to free the un-utilized memory space and other memory management functions such as malloc(), calloc() etc.
Function is a block of code that is used to perform a specific task. Along with the in-built predefined functions, C language allows you to create you own functions that you can create for a reoccurring tasks. This improves the reusability of the code and avoids the unnecessary writing of the same code again and again.
8. Mid level programming language
C language provides the benefits of high level and low-level languages both. C allows manipulation of hardware just like low level language and allows high user end functionalities like high-level languages.
9. Supports pointers
C language supports pointers. The pointer in C allows you to directly interact with the memory.
C supports recursion. Recursion means a function calls itself. Recursion provides the features of code reusability and backtracking.