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Here are some instructions on how to make a program in the C programming language that would say "Hello World!".


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Scratch Code

If you were making this with Scratch, you would code it like this:

when gf clicked
say [Hello World!]

C Code

The C code for this very similar to the Scratch code shown above. But there are some things you have not seen in Scratch which are needed for this program. They are #include <~insert library name here~> , int main void and printf ("~enter what you want the program to say here~"). Among these the first two are needed for every single C program, whereas printf is only needed when you want your program to say something.

Now, the C code is-

#include <stdio.h>

int main(void) 
  printf("Hello World!");