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PL/C, also known as Programming Language for Communicating with 1950s IBM Computers, was created for students to understand the basics of computer programming. The language was designed in the late 1960s at Cornell University and follows the principles of structured programming. It served as an educational tool to teach concepts rather than being used in commercial applications. The syntax and operations of PL/C were similar to those found in FORTRAN and COBOL, providing a stepping stone between these older languages and more modern ones.