C++ (read C-plus-plus) is a compiled, statically typed general-purpose programming language.
Supports programming paradigms such as procedural programming, object-oriented programming, generic programming. The language has a rich standard library that includes common containers and algorithms, input-output, regular expressions, multithreading support, and other features. C++ combines the properties of both high-level and low-level languages. Compared to its predecessor, the C language, the most attention is paid to supporting object-oriented and generic programming.
C++ is widely used for software development, being one of the most popular programming languages. Its scope includes the creation of operating systems, a variety of application programs, device drivers, applications for embedded systems, high-performance servers, and games. There are many implementations of the C++ language, both free and commercial, and for various platforms. For example, on the x86 platform, these are GCC, Visual C++, Intel C++ Compiler, Embarcadero (Borland) C ++ Builder, and others. C++ has had a tremendous impact on other programming languages, primarily Java and C#.
C++ syntax is inherited from C. One of the design principles was to maintain compatibility with C. However, C++ is not strictly a C superset in the strict sense; The set of programs that can be equally successfully translated by both C compilers and C++ compilers is quite large, but does not include all possible C programs.