Difference between C and Python

Here are some of the differences between C and Python.

C Python
An Imperative programming model is basically followed by C. An object-oriented programming model is basically followed by Python.
Variables are declared in C. Python has no declaration.
C doesn’t have native OOP. Python has OOP which is a part of language.
Pointers are available in C language. No pointers functionality is available in Python.
C is a compiled language. Python is an interpreted language.
There is a limited number of built-in functions available in C. There is a large library of built-in functions in Python.
Implementation of data structures requires its functions to be explicitly implemented. It is easy to implement data structures in Python with built-in insert, append functions.
C is compiled direct to machine code which is executed directly by the CPU Python is firstly compiled to a byte-code and then it is interpreted by a large C program.
Declaring of variable type in C is necessary condition. There is no need to declare a type of variable in Python.
C does not have complex data structures. Python has some complex data structures.
C is statically typed. Python is dynamically typed.
Syntax of C is harder than python because of which programmers prefer to use python instead of C It is easy to learn, write and read Python programs than C.
C programs are saved with .c extension. Python programs are saved by .py extension.
An assignment is allowed in a line. Assignment gives an error in line. For example, a=5 gives an error in python.
In C language testing and debugging is harder. In Python, testing and debugging is not harder than C.
C is complex than Python. Python is much easier than C.
The basic if statement in c is represented as:
if ()

The basic if statement in Python is represented as:

The basic if-else statement in Python is represented as:
if ( )


The basic if-else statement is represented as:
if :


C language is fast. Python programming language is slow

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