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Features of C Language

There are several reasons why many computer professionals feel that C is at the top of the list :

FLEXIBLILITY:
            C is a powerful and flexible language. C is used for projects as diverse as operating system, word processor, graphics, spreadsheets and even compilers for other language. C is a popular language preferred by professional programmers. As a result, a wide variety of C compilers and helpful accessories are available.

PORTABILITY:
            C is a portable language. Portable means that a C program written for one computer system can be run on another system with little or no modification. Portability is enhanced by the ANSI standard by C, the set of rules for C compilers.
           
 COMPACTNESS:
            C is a language of few words, containing only a handful terms, called keywords, which serve as the base on which the language’s functionality is built. You might think that a language with more keyword would be more powerful. This isn’t true. As you will find that it can be programmed to do any task.
             
RE-USABILITY:
            C is modular, C code can and should be written in routine called functions. These functions can be reused in other applications or programs. By passing pieces of information to the function, you can create useful, reusable code.

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