Whatever happened to C+?

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    Whatever happened to C+?

    Is there such thing as C+? (with 1 plus)
    #include <iostream.h>
    int main()
    {
    cout<<"Hello";
    return 0;
    }

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    i'm just riding logic here, but ++ increments a number by 1, and + does nothing, so ++ is just one more than C.

    or something.

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    you are right kupo 'c' was first and the next version would have to be 'c++'
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    C++ means to increment C by one, C+ is a syntax error in both languages.

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    cool. I never realised that.
    #include <iostream.h>
    int main()
    {
    cout<<"Hello";
    return 0;
    }

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    It took me a looong time before I figured out that one.
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    I am of the opinion that it ought to be ++C.

    C++ would increment C, but it returns the OLD value of C, which kinda defeats the point.

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    A better question might be: what happened to B?

    Or, what happened to the letter grade E?

    Or B cell batteries?

    Or the Q on my phone?

    Or the Any key?

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    >what happened to B?

    Actually there was a language called B. It is the predecessor of C, and came from the language called BCPL. It was not a very commonly used language....but it did exist....

    By the way, I have been looking for a B compiler....if you find one....please private message me or something....
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    I met someone from Michigan one time who said he can get an E for a letter grade. It is the equivalent for an F there but he had never heard of an F.

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    As far as I know, B compilers were developed only for some very old types of computers. Anyway, from the very little B source code I have seen, the B programming language looks pretty similar to C; actually, C was originally called "New B" (NB).

    Golfinguy4 wrote:
    I met someone from Michigan one time who said he can get an E for a letter grade. It is the equivalent for an F there but he had never heard of an F.
    Strange, between first grade and third grade, if I remember correctly, I got grades like E+, E, E-, VG+, G, etc. E+ was the equivalent to A+, and it meant "Excellent Plus." VG was "Very Good;" G was "Good," etc. I have no idea why this system was decided on for the primary grades, but it was a Catholic school.

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    The college here uses E instead of F. The public schools grade 1, 2, or 3 till 2nd grade, then they use letter grades. I think they use E also.

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