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    j Guest

    What language was used to make the C++ Language?


    What language was used to implement the C and C++ languages? Also, what language
    did Microsoft use to develop Visual C++, VB, Windows, and MS Office? I've
    been curious to know.



    Any comments greatly appreciated.


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    Danny Kalev Guest

    Re: What language was used to make the C++ Language?

    C++ and C are compiled into native assembly code, if that's what you
    meant. All other MS products, including browsers, OS kernels, Office
    tools, IDEs, and even VB, are written in a combination of C and C++,
    with time critical parts in assembly (the OS kernels and multimedia
    packages in particular). BTW, this is common practice among other
    compiler and OS vendors.


    Danny Kalev

    "The ANSI/ISO C++ Professional Programmer's Handbook"
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0789720221

    Please reply to the newsgroup.



    j wrote:
    >
    > What language was used to implement the C and C++ languages? Also, what language
    > did Microsoft use to develop Visual C++, VB, Windows, and MS Office? I've
    > been curious to know.
    >
    >
    >
    > Any comments greatly appreciated.


  3. #3
    Carel J. Blumenstock Guest

    Re: What language was used to make the C++ Language?


    "j" <gjvelez@earthlink.net> wrote:
    >
    >What language was used to implement the C and C++ languages? Also, what

    language
    >did Microsoft use to develop Visual C++, VB, Windows, and MS Office? I've
    >been curious to know.
    >
    >
    >
    > Any comments greatly appreciated.
    >


    A combination of amongst others assembly and, oh yes, C and C++.

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