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Difference b/w c and c++

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What are the main differences b/w c and c++
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minamkhan earned 125 total points
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Actually c is a structured language whereas c++ is  hybrid language in which one can write both structured and objectoriented code.
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C++ is object-oriented and C is not.

C++ supports inheritance through the use of related (inherited) classes.
C++ supports polymorphism through the use of virtual funcitons.

C++ supports meta-programming using templates; C and C++ share a preprocessor and many things are possible using macro definitions but templated classes and functions permit more complex, compile-time progrmaming (known as meta programming in the C++ literature).

C++ has exception handling

C++ has the Standard Template Library (STL), a standard library that has a string class as well as dynamically sized container classes that are efficient and easy to use.

C++ is, generally speaking, a super-set of C (I know Plauger would beat me for that generalization).

Hope this helps, -bcl
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