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COMPARING AND CONTRASTING C AND C Developed by Dennis Ritchie at ATT Bell Laboratories in 1978 C was the language by choice of computer programmers for many years As the industry began to starve for new technologies a certain programmer named Bjarne Stroustrup at ATT Bell Labs in Murray Hill New Jersey felt the need to answer The C language was fairly new and had only been around for about 5 years However there was something missing from it A simulation language with the features of object-oriented language was what was missing Stevens xvii Since C was already well established Dr Stroustrup made an historic decision He elected to develop the C language system as a translator program that processes C source language into C language The translated C source language could then be compiled on any computer system that supports C Stevens xviii He called his translator program CFRONT CFRONT was used largely in the development and early stages of the C language until the development of the Visual C language The major difference in the C and C languages is that C supports object-oriented programming OOP and C does not This was the major concern for the development of the C language in the first place Although most people have a misconception that object-oriented programming allows the users programs to look better or help them to code easier object-oriented programming has nothing to do with the visual things we see It is a new way of programming in which programs are constructed using classes Corica 2-1 There are also three features within object-oriented programming that set C apart from C First in C encapsulation is incorporated which prevents the user from manipulating the internal representation in illegal ways This feature is not existent in C which has very little checking built in Second in C inheritance allows an object to inherit all variables and functions from another object C does not
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