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    Hi,
    Supposedly, C is a subset of C++, or C++ is a superset of C, or something like that. I'd like to hear several estimates as to what percentage C is of C++?
    Thanks!

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    I'll guess C++ is 90% C. However, this estimate is from a biased UNIX C coder ;) Some of you OOP guys can help me out here, but I believe C++ adds:
    [list=1][*]Classes[*]Inheritance[*]Object and operator overloading[/list=1]
    I like C++; I think it has a lot to offer. However, I work in the C dominated world of UNIX, which means I don't get to play with it often.
    Jason Deckard

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    C is not a subset of C++. C++ is an extension added to the C language-- nothing more. The bulk of C++ coding will always be straight C. C++ is merely a syntactic convention to offload displine onto the compiler, allowing for more abstraction by the developer.

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