The A-Z of Programming Languages: C++
Jun 26, 2008, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"What prompted the development of C++?
"I needed a tool for designing and implementing a distributed
version of the Unix kernel. At the time, 1979, no such tool
existed. I needed something that could express the structure of a
program, deal directly with hardware, and be sufficiently efficient
and sufficiently portable for serious systems programming..."