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History of C++

Like any other history, the history of C++ language is very fascinating. As the history of any topic consists of various stories about the past that makes it big hence, here is the brief history of C++ language.

Bjarne Stroustrup is known as the founder and inventor of the C++ language. He developed C++ in the year 1980 at the bell laboratories AT&T (American Telephone & Telegraph) that is located in the U.S.A.

Earlier there was no concept of OOP (object oriented programming) hence, in order to add a feature of OOP in C language so that it will not change the concept of the C component, C++ language was developed.

It is fascinating to know that C++ programming is known as a superset of C language or in other words, it is relative to the C language. This simply indicates that if a program is valid in C programming then it will also be valid in the C++ program.

Talking about the history, here is the list of the programming languages that were developed before the C++ language came in to existence:

Language Year Developer
Algol 1960 International Group
BCPL 1967 Martin Richard
B 1970 Ken Thompson
Traditional C 1972 Dennis Ritchie
K & R C 1978 Dennis Ritchie & Kernighan
C++ 1980 Bjarne Stroustrup

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