Difference between C and Python

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Both C and Python are the majorly used programming languages. It is various characteristics and features that makes them popular in programming world for application development. On the basis of these features and characteristics we can distinguish between C and Python.

Following are the important differences between C and Python.

Sr. No.KeyC LanguagePython Language
1DefinitionC is a general-purpose programming language that is extremely popular, simple and flexible. It is machine-independent, structured programming language which is used extensively in various applications.Python is a general-purpose interpreted, interactive, object-oriented, and high-level programming language.
2TypeAs mentioned, C is structured type programming language and following Imperative programming model. Also it is statically typed.On other hand Python is object-oriented type programming language and is dynamically typed.
3Variable DeclarationVariables are need to be declared in C before get used in code further.While on other hand in Python no need of variable declaration for its use.
4CompilationC language is compiled by the compiler hence is also known as compiled language.On other hand interpreter is used in Python for interpreting the code and hence Python is known as Interpreted language.
5Functions availableC language has limited number of built-in functions as compared to that in Python language.On other hand Python has a large library of built-in function as compared to C language.
6ExecutionAs mentioned in above point C is a compiled language hence its code is compiled direct to machine code which is executed directly by the CPU.On other hand in case of Python code is firstly compiled to a byte-code and then it is interpreted by a large C program.
Published on 09-Jun-2020 11:57:22