The National Archives
Search our website
  • Search our website
  • Search our records
Image of software box and CD PRONOM
Welcome (PRONOM  home page) About PRONOM Add an entry
Search Help - opens in a new window Information resources - opens in a new window

*Details: File format summary



Search by keyword Search by file format Search by PUID Search by software Search by vendor Search by lifecycles Search by Migration Pathway

Details for:

Save as... XML | CSV Printer friendly version


Name B Source Code File
Other names  
Identifiers PUID:  fmt/1804
Classification Text (Structured)
Description A source code file written in B programming language developed in the late 1960s as a derivation from BCPL (Basic Combined Programming Language) and having been superseded by the C language. B is a so-called typeless language, i.e. a programming language with the only data type being the computer word treated either as an integer or a memory address to be dereferenced, depending on the context, or more precisely on how the word is processed.
Byte order  
Related file formats None.
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by None.
Supported by None.
Source Stadtarchiv Hof / Stadtarchiv Hof
Source date 04 Jan 2023
Source description  
Last updated 04 Jan 2023
Note Specification
Top of page Top of page
The National Archives Newsletter Icon

Send me The National Archives’ newsletter

A monthly round-up of news, blogs, offers and events.