woensdag 16 maart 2011

History of C

Hello guys! it's been a while since i last posted, but i've been a bit preoccupied with school related stuff. anyways, as i promised here is the remaining history of C programming, better late than never! :)

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Early developments

The initial development of C occurred at AT&T Bell Labs between 1969 and 1973. According to Ritchie, the most creative period occurred in 1972. It was named "C" because its features were derived from an earlier language called "B", which according to Ken Thompson was a stripped-down version of the BCPL programming language.

The origin of C is closely tied to the development of the Unix operating system, originally implemented in assembly language on a PDP-7 by Ritchie and Thompson, incorporating several ideas from colleagues. Eventually they decided to port the operating system to a PDP-11. B's inability to take advantage of some of the PDP-11's features, notably byte addressability, led to the development of an early version of C.

The original PDP-11 version of the Unix system was developed in assembly language. By 1973, with the addition of struct types, the C language had become powerful enough that most of the Unix kernel was rewritten in C. This was one of the first operating system kernels implemented in a language other than assembly. (Earlier instances include the Multics system (written in PL/I), and MCP (Master Control Program) for the Burroughs B5000 written in ALGOL in 1961.)

zaterdag 19 februari 2011

Oke, I'm back from playing with my brother, so now we can get some decent blogging done.
and since i'm making my programming homework i might aswell talk about C

C is a general-purpose, procedural computer programming language which is still in heavy use nearly forty years after its creation. It was developed in 1972 by Dennis Ritchie and Brian Kernighan (then of Bell Laboratories) for use with the Unix operating system, and was documented, before it entered the standards process, in a 1978 reference book.[1] The language has been implemented for many different computer platforms and eventually became standardized by ANSI and ISO. There is a Second Edition of K&R using the ANSI standard syntax.

Although superseded by more modern languages for general application programming, as of 2010 versions of C are still used, primarily for writing operating system software and embedded programs (for gadgets such as smart phones). C and its closely related sister language, C++, are also used for games development and other graphics- or media-intensive programming. Although once used for web programming, it has been superseded for web programming by newer languages that provide more security and which enforce safer programming practices.

i'll keep you updated about c, tommorow i'll talk about the history of C, right after i go airsofting again with my brother ! :D

My new Airsoft gun

As of today, i have my first automated Airsoft rifle, together with a red dot
sight and a flashlight !

It's plastic, but the full metal model was a bit too expensive for now. i'll post more tommorow after i play with it for a bit tonight with my brother :) . i'll include some pictures of it so you can see it .

more to come tommorow! cheers, Keisse

Hi guys, this is my first blog post, i hope this will be a great succes ^^.

so... As it seems i finally gave in to blogger, after having an account for ages i decided to do something with it and create a new blog for everyone to follow.

So let's start with our first order of business. The explosion near my house a few days ago, here are some pictures ! :( i was very scared when it first happened thinking it was a nuclear reactor exploding, but it turns out it wasn't and i was being paranoid again ^^