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C is a cross-platform programming language, developed in 1972 by Dennis Ritchie at Bell Telephone Laboratories, made for use with the Unix operating system.

Sample Program

#include <stdio.h>
int main(void) 
  printf("Hello World!\n");
  return 0;


C++ is an extension to the C programming language. More on that here.

Useful Links

IDEs (Integrated Development Environments

Since C++ is backward compatible with C, C can be compiled with C++ compilers and IDEs.
IDEs that can be used with C include Bloodshed's Dev-C++ and Code::Blocks.

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