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The Minimum C Program

This is the minimum C program:-

It is equivalent to this Pascal program:-

Every C program must have one and only one main() function.

The {} groups statements together and, as can be seen from above, the { is equivalent to begin and the } is the same as end in Pascal.

Comments can be placed anywhere inside C programs using /* and */. These work the same as { and } in Pascal, for example:-

Comments cannot, usually, be nested, so:- illegal.
Fri May 20 13:40:49 BST 1994