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C is a programming language that was first developed at Bell Labs in 1972 and 1973 as a successor to the B programming language, and is one of the most widely used languages as of September 2020.


C was designed to be compiled to provide low-level access to memory, and map efficiently to machine instructions. This means it has the ability to have a lot of control over memory access and can be very efficient. Because of its low level design, it can be compiled to work on a variety of computer platforms. Embedded C is a variation of C that can be used in microcontrollers and other small computing platforms and allows the code to be written to be very memory efficient and also includes I/O hardware addressing.


Some common C vulnerabilities include buffer overflows, stack overflows, and memory leaks.

c.txt · Last modified: 2021/03/28 21:39 by alec