Which year was C language developed in?

C language was originally developed when Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson decided to port the Unix operating system to a PDP-11, from the original PDP-7. They considered doing this using the B language, which was a simplified version of BCPL.

However, due to the limitations of B, they had to develop a new programming language, which they chose to name C, as C comes after B.  They developed C at Bell Labs between 1969 and 1973. Its first launch is credited to be in 1972.

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