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C++ history

History of C++ language is interesting to know. Here we are going to discuss brief history of C++ language.

C++ programming language was developed in 1980 by Bjarne Stroustrup at bell laboratories of AT&T (American Telephone & Telegraph), located in U.S.A.

Bjarne Stroustrup is known as the founder of C++ language.

Cpp History 1

It was develop for adding a feature of OOP (Object Oriented Programming) in C without significantly changing the C component.

C++ programming is “relative” (called a superset) of C, it means any valid C program is also a valid C++ program.

Let’s see the programming languages that were developed before C++ language.

LanguageYearDeveloped By
Algol1960International Group
BCPL1967Martin Richard
B1970Ken Thompson
Traditional C1972Dennis Ritchie
K & R C1978Kernighan & Dennis Ritchie
C++1980Bjarne Stroustrup
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