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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++.
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