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C++ Short History
What is the history of C++? "Quiz 3"
|Who invented C with Classes?||Bjarne Stroustrup at AT&T, later C++.|
|What language did C++ evolve from?||C, developed by Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie for UNIX; which in turn evolved from B, written by Ken Thompson in 1970 as a variant of BCPL.|
|When was the ANSI C standard finished?||1988. It specified the standard C library, added const, struct and pointer optimizations.|
|When did ANSI standard C++ compilers become available?||1998. This added multiple inheritance, namespaces and type bool.|
|Why did C++ succeed over other early O.O. languages?||It was backwards compatible with C. C programmers could immediately use C++.|