Last modified on May 27th, 2019
Difference Between C and C++ language
C and C++
The big difference b/w C and C++ are that C is a procedural language that means it does not support classes, while C++ support both procedural and object-oriented programming like features classes and objects, Inheritance etc.
There are following in detail difference between c and C++ programming language in easy table form.
|C Language||C++ Language|
|History||In 1972, C language was designed by Dennis Ritchie at AT&T Bell Labs.||In 1979, C++ was designed by Bjarne Stroustrup at AT&T Bell Labs|
|Subset / Superset||C language is a subset of C++.||C++ language is a superset of C. C++ can run most of C code while C cannot run C++ code.|
|Input / Output source code||For output printf
For input scanf
|For output cout
For input cin
|Reference Variable||C language does not support reference variables.||C++ language does supports reference variables.|
|Namespace feature||C language does not support namespace feature||C++ language does Support NAMESPACE which avoids name collisions.|
|Function Structure||C language does not permit functions for defined inside the structures.||C++ language, functions can be used inside a structure code.|
|Data Hiding Support||C language does not support hiding information because data are free entities and can be manipulated by outside code.||C++ language does support Data Hiding feature for example Encapsulation feature.|
|Procedural / Object Oriented||C language is procedural programming that code into a collection of variables, data structures, and subroutine||C++ language supports both procedural and objects oriented programming code into objects that methods and data using interfaces.
-Objects and Classes
|Driven Language Type||C language is a function-driven language.||C++ language is an object driven language.|