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  • Last Updated : 02 Jun, 2022

C++ is a general-purpose, object-oriented programming language. It supports generic programming and low-level memory manipulation. Bjarne Stroustrup (Bell Labs) in 1979, introduced the C-With-Classes, and in 1983 with the C++. 

Here are some awesome facts about C++ that may interest you: 

  1. The name of C++ signifies the evolutionary nature of the changes from C. “++” is the C increment operator. 
  2. C++ is one of the predominant languages for the development of all kinds of technical and commercial software. 
  3. C++ introduces Object-Oriented Programming, not present in C. Like other things, C++ supports the four primary features of OOP: encapsulation, polymorphism, abstraction, and inheritance. 
  4. C++ got the OOP features from Simula67 Programming language. 
  5. A function is a minimum requirement for a C++ program to run. 
  6. C and C++ have invented in the same place i.e. at AT&T (American Telephone & Telegraph) bell laboratories, located in the U.S.A. 
  7. Not purely object-oriented: We can write C++ code without using classes and it will compile without showing any error message. The language has some extensions over C, that make OOP and generic programming more convenient. 
  8. Many programming languages are influenced by c++, some of which include C#, Java, and even newer versions of C. 
  9. Concept of reference variables: operator overloading borrowed from Algol 68 programming language. 
  10. A major reason behind the success of C++ is that it supports various programming styles.
  11.  It is a multiparadigm programming language that not only supports the OOP paradigm but also many other paradigms.

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