The "MEANING" of C++

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    I just wrote from a Danish magazine about Bjarne Stroustrup when
    he invented C++.

    He wrote:
    In C the name C++ means „Next, Successor, Add 1“,
    So as he say, there's a little joke implied in the name ;-)
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    >So as he say, there's a little joke implied in the name ;-)
    We appreciate that you took the time to inform us of your discovery...
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    Prelude's just being rude and pretending like she already knew that...

    This really is a prime piece of information, and I thank you for it!


    ... err wait ... where are those sarcasm tags we were talking about in the updates post?
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    I can't seem to find the joke though
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    >I can't seem to find the joke though
    The joke is that the postfix increment operator is used, so the result of the expression is actually C rather than C + 1. Haha! I kill me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The SharK
    I just wrote from a Danish magazine about Bjarne Stroustrup when
    he invented C++.

    He wrote:

    So as he say, there's a little joke implied in the name ;-)
    Ohhhhhh! I get it!!

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    Gotcha. took me some time to reply. Had to grab my belly
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    >> Gotcha. took me some time to reply. Had to grab my belly

    HAHAHAHA!!! (Genuine amusement!!)



    >> where are those sarcasm tags we were talking about in the updates post?

    just copy what I have in my sig, and it'll make it all better.
    Last edited by twomers; 07-23-2006 at 01:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twomers
    just copy what I have in my sig
    speaking of which... let me see if I can find the code that broke under it...

    Will get back to you on PM later on
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    You have me deeply confused

    EDIT: Currently de-confused

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    The joke is that the postfix increment operator is used, so the result of the expression is actually C rather than C + 1. Haha! I kill me.
    Thanks Prelude for clearing that up !
    I don't no much about the C language, so I thought
    that it was "C++ language", and meant:
    increment the variable "C".

    Maybe by joke he meant that it was something to just smile at,
    you don't really have to lay on the floor, and laughing at it... ;-)
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    Think I saw something on the C# board, about the name C# coming from the
    same convention as this: C++++

    Code:
    ++
    ++
    is supposed to be represented by a '#'

    The name probably has nothing to do with that observation, but I was amused
    at the time. Bit more interesting than the post that started this thread, but
    not by much...

    >>Maybe by joke he meant that it was something to just smile at

    Yes, yes I think so too. Then forget about the semantics of the name and get
    back to programming!

    EDIT: Here's that link - was in the GD board actually
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    I believe microsoft chose # because octothorpe is such a cool word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valis
    I believe microsoft chose # because octothorpe is such a cool word.
    Unfortunately, it's pronounced "C Sharp" not "C Octothorpe."
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    It's called sharp because they lacked sharpness, when they thought of a name they couldn't represent with a standard keyboard.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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