How well do you know about C++?

How well do you know your programming languages?
How well do you know your programming languages?

Learning to program and questions around is simpler than the trivia around the coding subjects that you undertake. This article will ignite the curiosity within you to know your language beyond the algorithms and codes, beyond the native approach.

Starting off with our general-purpose coding language, it is used in the making of apps like Adobe Photoshop, Spotify, YouTube, MySQL, Mozilla Firefox and more is one to watch out for. Before we unveil the secrets about C++.

The 35-year-old programming language C++ is undergoing a revival, according to Tiobe Software, which says it is the fastest-growing language of any right now. Tiobe’s index is based on programming-related search queries on 25 search engines, including Google, Yahoo, Wikipedia and Bing. It’s not a perfect system, but it is meant to reflect changes in a language’s popularity as measured by the topics developers new and old are searching for.

The International Organisation for Standardisation’s (ISO) C++ group, Working Group 21 (WG21), this week voted in favour of approving the finalised version of ‘C++20’, the first major update to the programming language since C++17 from 2017 under its three-year release cycle.  

  • It is named with double increment operator as the name signifies the evolutionary nature of the changes from C; “++” is the C increment operator. The slightly shorter name “C+” is a syntax error. It has also been used as the name of an unrelated language.
  • It is the only language that introduced Object-Oriented Programming featuring four primary features of OOP namely Abstraction, Inheritance, Polymorphism and Encapsulation.
  • The language holds more than 35 operators like Arithmetic, Bit Manipulation, Logical Operations, Comparisons and many more.
  • It has the OOP features from Simula67 programming language.
  • C and C++ were both invented in T Bell Laboratories.
  • We can write the code without using classes and it will compile without showing any error message.
  • There are six storage class specifiers in this language namely Auto, Register, Static, Extern, Typedef and Mutable.
  • It provides higher performance, flexibility, by consuming less energy, thereby making it ideal for small devices that can’t by themselves maintain high activity levels and energy potentials due to limited power capabilities.
  • Due to the flexibility of the language, it is used by SpaceX for the rockets that they make.

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