The SNIPPETS archives project started out in the late 1980's as a personal quest to collect useful snippets (hence the name) of C, and later C , code which would be free for reuse in a personal or commercial environment. Over time, it has grown to more than 94,000 lines of code in over 700 separate files. The goal of SNIPPETS was to collect and disseminate the best C/C answers to 'How do I...?' programming questions.
One of the oldest archives of its kind to exist for DOS programmers. It was one of the inspirations for libclc. The sections for languages other than C and C++ are basically just placeholders.