Arduino is C… Mostly

In addition to the various aspects of the diverse Arduino ecosystem, we have the programming language of the Arduino platform, which is the central focus of this book. The core language used in the Arduino development environment is the C computer programming language first developed at the research institute of Bell Laboratories in the early 1970s for use with the UNIX operating system. C uses a procedural language syntax that needs to be processed by a compiler to map human-readable code to machine instructions. The long-standing popularity of C lends the Arduino some of its heritage, but the code that we are writing in this book is only mostly C.

Because there are aspects of the C language that look like it was written ...

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