C++'s Impact on Modern Languages

The popularity of the object-oriented power of C++ gave rise to many of the newer languages of today's Internet. One of the reasons the Java language (and its offshoots such as JavaScript) is in widespread use is that C++ did not contain enough security support for online Web site programming, and yet the object-oriented nature of C++ made it a good candidate in other ways for programming the objects of the Internet. Sun Microsystems modified C++ to include enough security and took away some of C++'s more confusing aspects. (An example is multiple inheritance, which enables one programming object, such as a window, to be generated from a set of multiple parent windows of different characteristics; as you can see, ...

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