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Discussion in 'C Programming' started by onauc, Nov 21, 2004.

  1. onauc

    onauc Guest

    Ulrich Eckhardt wrote:
    > *onauc wrote:
    > > There are many versions of C and C++ built by many different
    > > companies.

    >
    > Hrrm, not versions, but implementations thereof. The point is, tha
    > (I'll
    > leave aside C++ for now) you have basically two standards currentl
    > in
    > use, C89 and C99 IIRC. There is also the ancient K&R C(named by C's
    > originators Kernighan and Ritchie) which was AFAIK neve
    > standardized, but
    > that is not in wide use anymore.
    >
    > Most compilers today conform to the C89 standard(i.e. ar
    > implementations
    > of that standard), and that is also what you should start of
    > learning
    > first. Compilers is what exists many of, not versions of C or C++.
    >
    > If your question is how to start, I'd suggest reading
    > news:alt.comp.lang.learn.c-c++. Further, get a compiler with an
    > IDE(kdevelop and DevC++ are both free) and a good book(read th
    > reviews at
    > accu.org).
    >
    > > If C++ is an extension of C then why isn’t it called the ne

    > version of
    > > C instead of having a different name ?

    >
    > C and C++ share common roots, but C++ is not an extension of C. Both
    > languages also differ in the way that you approach problems in them
    > Let
    > me repeat: although their code uses the same syntax in most places
    > they
    > are different languages, learn only one at a time!
    >
    > > Who created the C++ and why couldn’t they give a different nam

    > instead
    > > of copying the name from C ?

    >
    > Bjarne Stroustrup is its originator, plus many others that helped
    > standardize C++. You can find some background info on his homepage.
    >
    > Uli *


    Cheers a bunch


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    onau
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