The History of C++

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History of C++

  • In 1979, Bjarne Stroustrup, while working on his Ph.D. thesis came across a simulation-based language called Simula, which also supported the object-oriented model. He found it very fascinating.

  • He thought of implementing the object-oriented model in software development but Simula was very slow for practical use.

  • He added the object-oriented model in C language without compromising its speed and lower-level functionality.

  • Cfront was the first “C with classes” compiler. It is derived from a C compiler called CPre. Cfront was used to translate the code of “C with classes” to ordinary C.

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