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C++ (programminglanguage)
Full NameC++
Short NameC++
DescriptionC++ is a general-purpose programming language
CompanyBjarne Stroustrup
Snippet from Wikipedia: C++

C++ (, pronounced "C plus plus" and sometimes abbreviated as CPP) is a high-level, general-purpose programming language created by Danish computer scientist Bjarne Stroustrup. First released in 1985 as an extension of the C programming language, it has since expanded significantly over time; as of 1997, C++ has object-oriented, generic, and functional features, in addition to facilities for low-level memory manipulation for systems like microcomputers or to make operating systems like Linux or Windows. It is usually implemented as a compiled language, and many vendors provide C++ compilers, including the Free Software Foundation, LLVM, Microsoft, Intel, Embarcadero, Oracle, and IBM.

C++ was designed with systems programming and embedded, resource-constrained software and large systems in mind, with performance, efficiency, and flexibility of use as its design highlights. C++ has also been found useful in many other contexts, with key strengths being software infrastructure and resource-constrained applications, including desktop applications, video games, servers (e.g., e-commerce, web search, or databases), and performance-critical applications (e.g., telephone switches or space probes).

C++ is standardized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), with the latest standard version ratified and published by ISO in December 2020 as ISO/IEC 14882:2020 (informally known as C++20). The C++ programming language was initially standardized in 1998 as ISO/IEC 14882:1998, which was then amended by the C++03, C++11, C++14, and C++17 standards. The current C++20 standard supersedes these with new features and an enlarged standard library. Before the initial standardization in 1998, C++ was developed by Stroustrup at Bell Labs since 1979 as an extension of the C language; he wanted an efficient and flexible language similar to C that also provided high-level features for program organization. Since 2012, C++ has been on a three-year release schedule with C++23 as the next planned standard.

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C++ is a popular and widely used mid-level language. It was designed as an extension of the C language.

#include <iostream>

int main(){
    std::cout << "Hello, World!" << std::endl;
    return 0;

Source: Wikibooks

  • Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Pointers
  • Classes
  • Templates
  • Inheritance
  • Polymorphism
  • Standard Template Library (STL)
  • Data Types
  • Operators
  • Functions
  • Control Structures
  • File Input/Output (I/O)
  • Memory Management
  • Exception Handling
  • Algorithms
  • Containers
  • Headers
  • Preprocessor Directives
  • Multithreading

See also: Programming Languages

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