name for the C with Classes
language before it was known as C++
. The name was eventually abandoned because it was considered ugly
, and because it was predicted the next standardization
of C would occur in 1985. Because it was somewhat traditional to name a standard language the name of the language plus the year of standardization, this would mean C would become C85
. As C84
was supposed to be a superset
of C, it would have been embaressing for it to have an earlier year in its name.
I think we're all glad they chose C++ in the end.