"extensible language"

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    "extensible language"

    why exactly is c++ referred to as an extensible language?

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    Because libraries can be added to the standard, there by extending its functionality.

    Consider the Standard Template Library; There was a time in C++ where there was no standard vector container or many of the other containers and features of the STL.
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    That makes sense, I didn't even think of that *smacks forehead* DOH! lol. Thanks a bunch, I appreciate your help

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