The C programming language began its march to become formally defined by the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) with the formation of the X3J11 committee in 1983. The committee's work was completed and the standard passed in 1989. Since then, the language is often referred to an “ANSI C”. The standard is also recognized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), too, so sometimes you will hear it referred to as “ISO C”. For all practical purposes, ANSI C and ISO C are the same. In a world that is overly hung up on political correctness, you will also hear both versions called “standard C.”
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