Thread: C header files vs C++ header files

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    C header files vs C++ header files

    Is there a big difference between C header files vs C++ header files? I ask because VS Code sets, by default, my C header files to C++ header files.

    Basically does either header file offer any functionality that's not available in the other?

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    The basic mechanism of header inclusion is the same, but of course we're talking about two different languages so there is a big difference.

    What you're looking at is probably just a matter of convention of file extension.
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