C++: The language

C++ is a general purpose programming language.

It is an extension of C and so all the C code that you have learnt could be used when you are writing C++.

C++ is standardized by the ISO with the latest (and current) been published in September 2011.  This latest iteration is also called C++ 11.

A newer iteration was drafted in the year 2014 and it is called C++ 14.  C++ 14 is, however, a working draft version.

It is object-oriented in nature and the original idea is that an object-oriented program is well suited for large scale program development.

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