The Language of a Computer
The Programming Language C++
What does it do?
C++ Appeared in 1983, Designed by Bjarne Stroustrup.
Stroustrup found that Simula had features that were very helpful for large software development, but the language was too slow for practical use, while BCPL was fast but too low-level to be suitable for large software development.
Remembering his Ph.D. experience, Stroustrup set out to enhance the C language with Simula-like features. C was chosen because it was general-purpose, fast, portable and widely used. Besides C and Simula, some other languages that inspired him were ALGOL 68, Ada, CLU and ML. At first, the class, derived class,strong typing, inlining, and default argument features were added to C via Stroustrup's "C with Classes" to C compiler, Cpre.
In 1983, the name of the language was changed from C with Classes to C++ (++ being the increment operator in C).