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Hello experts, Please tell me what is difference between C, C++, VC++ and C#. What are the application areas of each of these. or could you please tell me names of website where can i find introduction to each of these. basically i need the history, creator's name, application area etc. of each of these.
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I think that about sums it up, good job! One could think of Kernighan as being the father (where C is really having roots in prior languages) and the others from MS as johnny-come-latelies, bending it to their own philosophy of proprietary. Note perl and jave also rooted in C, and VC really comes from the success of VB and Windows more so than of MS with C.

For x86 you may also want to review the works of Borland.
jwenting

One C derivative not mentioned yet is the obscure Objective-C, which lost out to C++ in the race for object oriented C. I don't know who created it.

No specific person is identified with VC++ or C# because it was a large team rather than one or two individuals.
I think you might be able to find the names of the initiators of the MFC library if you look around the web, but that one effectively predates VC++ and isn't a language on its own.
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