Learning About C and C++


Learning About C and C++

Question: What are C and C++?

Answer: C and C++ are third-generation high-level programming languages developed at AT&T Bell Labs during the early 1970s and early 1980s, respectively. Every ANSI C program is also a C++ program; however, the opposite is not true.

The following descriptions were obtained from Whatis.com.

C is a structured, procedural programming language that has been widely used both for operating systems and applications and that has had a wide following in the academic community. Many versions of UNIX-based operating systems are written in C. C has been standardized as part of the Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX).

C++ is an object-oriented programming language that is now generally viewed as the best language for creating large-scale application programs. C++ is a superset of the C language.

C was created by Dennis Ritchie and C++ was created by Bjarne Stroustrup.


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