"C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot; C++ makes it harder, but when you do it blows your whole leg off."

Announcement / Release
around 1983
Birth Place
New Jersey, United States of America


C++ is a general-purpose programming language. It has imperative, object-oriented and generic programming features, while also providing the facilities for low-level memory manipulation.It is designed with a bias toward system programming , with performance, efficiency and flexibility of use as its design requirements. C++ has also been found useful in many other contexts, including desktop applications,servers , performance-critical applications , and entertainment software. C++ is a compiled language,with implementations of it available on many platforms and provided by various organizations, including the FSF, LLVM, Microsoft and Intel.C++ is standardized by the International Organization for Standardization, with the latest standard version ratified and published by ISO in December 2014 as ISO/IEC 14882:2014. The C++ programming language was initially standardized in 1998 as ISO/IEC 14882:1998, which was then amended by the C++03, ISO/IEC 14882:2003, standard. The current C++14 standard supersedes these and C++11, with new features and an enlarged standard library. Before the initial standardization in1998, C++ was developed by Bjarne Stroustrup at Bell Labs, starting in 1979, who wanted an efficient flexible language , which also provided high-level features for program organization.Many other programming languages have been influenced by C++, including C#, Java, and newer versions of C .

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