The ANSI C Programming Language

C is a programming language first implemented in 1972, is a general purpose programming language with wide hardware support, and many different compilers:

c compilers

C is also at the core of the Linux operating system, as is it at the core of most developer tools.

C is a language that rides the line of complexity and simplicity well.

This {site} is written in C!

Hello World in C

#include <stdio.h>

int
main()
{
    printf("Hello World!\n");
}

Recursive factorial in C

#include <stdio.h>

int
factorial(int n)
{
    if (n == 1) {
        return 1;
    }
    return n * factorial(n - 1);
}

int 
main()
{
    printf("The factorial of 5 is %d\n", factorial(5));
}

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