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Healthcare Information Technology Exam Guide for CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician and HIT Pro Certifications by Brian Gugerty, Kathleen McCormick

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The C Language

C is a general-purpose compiled language initially developed by Dennis Ritchie between 1969 and 1973 at Bell Labs. It was designed to provide language constructs that map efficiently to machine instructions, and to require minimal runtime support.1

To edit a C program, the very first thing is to find a text editor to edit the C source codes. Several text editors are available for editing a C program, such as Adobe Dream-weaver, Microsoft WordPad, Notepad, and TextPad. Among them, TextPad (www.textpad.com) is a powerful, general-purpose editor for Microsoft Windows that can edit plain-text files. It is very easy to use, with all the features that a power C programmer requires. The second tool you will need is a C compiler that you ...

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