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An object-oriented programming language and incorporates all the features offered by C. C++ started its journey as C with classes. Gradually, it has evolved and despite the popularity of other programming languages like C# and Java, C, C++ holds its own as one of the most widely used languages for scripting.  In applications, C++ is ubiquitous.

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First released 1985
Developed by Bjarne Stroustrup
Open-source Not defined

Interesting facts

Modern C++ compilers can perform plenty of optimizations to speed up your code i.e. Copy elision, Vectorizarion, De—virtualization, etc.

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