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ANSI C is a standardized version of the C programming language, sometimes referred to as ISO C or C99. Prior to 2000, ANSI C actually referred to a prior standardized version of the C programming language referred to as C89 or C90. By offering a standard for one of the most commonly used programming languages, ANSI C has allowed for significant improvements in the portability of software applications written in C. Prior to ANSI C's inception and widespread use, it was exceedingly common for an application written using one C compiler not to compile when using another C compiler.

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