Tuesday, September 06, 2005

C++ Name Origin

Rick Mascitti was the person who coined the term "C++". Before he did so, C++ was called C With Classes by Bjarne Stroustrup.

Some interesting quips can be found at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_computer_term_etymologies#C and

I've also heard rumours that Java was called (likely in a lighter vein) "C++ --" !!

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