???Unlike most computer languages, C allows the programmer to write directly to memory. Key constructs in C such as structs, pointers and arrays are designed to structure, and manipulate memory in an efficient, machine-independent fashion.???
Learning C programming has lot of benefits, but the foremost thing in which it helps is to understand the underlying architecture of how things work?
Consider a situation where a person learns to drive a Car. In this modern era with advancement in technology, we have many options when it comes to buying car. There are cars with auto-driving mode, auto gear change features etc. which reduces the manual overheads and makes driving the car easier. Suppose the person learns driving on a auto-gear change enabled car. After learning driving, the person applied for a driving license for which he need to pass a driving test. The driving test is now on a manual car with no auto-gear change feature. The person was even not able to answer some basic questions related to gears as he was not even aware of it and eventually ended up getting disqualified.
Learning??C has a similar benefit. If the person had learned driving on a manual car, he could have easily driven the automatic car as well. Similarly, if a person learns C programming first, it will help him to learn any modern programming language as well. As learning C help to understand a lot of underlying architecture of operating system. Like,??pointers, working with??memory locations??etc.
One of the very strong reasons why C programming language is so popular and used so widely is the flexibility of its use for memory management.
Programmers have opportunities to control how, when, and where to allocate and de-allocate memory.??
Another strong reason of using C programming language is that it sits close to operating system. This feature makes it an efficient language because system level resources, such as memory, can be accessed easily.
Don’t hesitate to start with the languages that connects with the machine. It will clear your ground fundamentals and will help you understand in depth about computer and its memory.