Features of C Language

It is a very simple and easy language, C language is mainly used for develop desktop based application. All other programming languages were derived directly or indirectly from C programming concepts.


1) Simple

C is a simple language in the sense that it provides structured approach (to break the problem into parts), rich set of library functions, data types etc.

2) Machine Independent or Portable

Unlike assembly language, c programs can be executed on many machines with a little bit or no change. But it is not platform-independent.

3) Mid-level programming language

C is also used to do low-level programming. It is used to develop system applications such as kernel, driver etc. It also supports the feature of high level language. That is why it is known as mid-level language.

4) Structured programming language

C is a structured programming language in the sense that we can break the program into parts using functions. So, it is easy to understand and modify.

5) Memory Management

It supports the feature of dynamic memory allocation. In C language, we can free the allocated memory at any time by calling the free() function.

6) Rich Library

C provides a lot of inbuilt functions that make the development fast.

7) Speed

The compilation and execution time of C language is fast.

8) Recursion

In c, we can call the function within the function. It provides code reusability for every function.

9) Pointer

C provides the feature of pointers. We can directly interact with the memory by using the pointers. We can use pointers for memory, structures, functions, array etc.

10) Extensible

C language is extensible because it can easily adopt new features.