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Post by Amina Delali, December 07th,2020

Some Facts

The c++ language is a general purpose programming language supporting several paradigms. It is a procedural programming language, and also object oriented and functiona.

You can use it to develop a great range of applications types. You can create games, GUI applications and even operating systems. You can also develop Cloud distributed systems, libraries as well as embedded systems.

The language was first created by Bjarne Stroustrup, and the latest stable release is described by the C+17 standard. It will be soon followed by the C++20 standard.

How to install it

To use the language, you have to install its compiler.

• On Ubuntu: you can install G++ ( the GNU c++ compiler). One way to do so, is by installing the build-essential package:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install build-essential

• On Windows 10: it is preferable to install the compiler at the same time as the IDE your are going to use for your coding. You can install the Code::Block IDE.

For that, select the binary that includes the mingw-setup ( it will include a c++ compiler ). When using the IDE for the first time, a window will pop up asking you to select your compiler. You can then select the first option : the GNU GCC Compiler( the one that you just installed ).

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