It is good to learn about the history of C++. This tutorial describes a brief history of C++.

Some Facts About C++

  • C++ development began in 1979, four years before its release, and it did not start with the name C++; Its first name was C with classes.
  • In late 1983, C with Classes was first used for AT&T's internal programming requirements.
  • Its name was changed to C++ later in the same year.
  • C++ was not released commercially until the late part of 1985.

C++ implements data abstraction using a concept called classes and other features to allow object-oriented programming, making it a high-level language. Classes help programmers with the organization of their code. They can also be beneficial in assisting programmers in avoiding mistakes.

The original C++ compiler, called Cfront, was written in C++. C++ compilation is considered efficient and fast. Its speed is due to its high-level features and low-level components. And it can be considered relatively small compared to other computer programming languages. That's because C++ leans towards using special characters instead of keywords.