C++ Language


What is C++

C++ is a general-purpose and multi-paradigm computer programming language. It supports both object-oriented and subject-oriented programming hence is a middle-level language.
The C++ programming supports the creation of applications that run on a wide variety of hardware platforms and also supports small hardware such as Raspberry Pi or Arduino board.

The C++ was created by Bjarne Stroustrup in the year 1983, at Bell Laboratories, USA.

C++, as we all know is an extension to C and was developed by Bjarne Stroustrup at bell labs. It is an intermediate-level language, as it comprises a confirmation of both high-level and low-level language features. It is a statically typed, free form, multiparadigm, compiled general-purpose language.

Benefits of C++ over C Language

The major difference being the OOPS concept, C++ is object-oriented whereas C is a procedural language.

Type checking in C++ is stronger than C.

C++ allows exception handling and function overloading which are not possible in C.

Independency of declaring variables anywhere in the program and also access them without using any type specifiers.

C++ has a rich function library.

C++ provides this feature of portability allowing us to develop codes without caring about the hardware.

Applications of C++

Compilers: It is known that C++language is compiled language this is the main reason why most of the compilers are mainly written in C++ only.

  • Scanning: The applications such as film scanners or camera scanners are also developed in the C++. It has been used for developing PDF technology for print documentation, exchanging documents, publish the documents,  and archiving the document as well.

Media Access: C++ is also used for creating a media player, managing video files and audio files, etc. 

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