The C programming language is one of the most widely used programming languages of all time. It is computationally faster and more powerful than Python. C is a middle level programming language because of its low level of abstraction to assembly language. High level languages provide the programmer with constructs, or commands that make it easy to do certain tasks like printing to the computer monitor, or logic functions like and, or, and not. Low level programming languages only give you access to the machine’s basic instruction set. C does have some of these useful constructs, but not as many as higher level languages like Python.
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