C++ is an Object-Oriented Programming language. This language is developed by Bjarne Stroustrup at BELL Lab in 1980’s. Bjarne Stroustrup wanted to combine the best of both the language and create a more powerful language that could support object-oriented programming features and that is:
C++ is is an extension of C otherwise, C++ is a superset of C. It is a versatile language for handling very large programs that is suitable for virtuality any programming task including development of editors, compiler, databases, real-life and gaming application system, etc.
C++ is a superset of C. Therefore, almost all C programs are also C++ programs. However, there are a few minor difference that will prevent a C program to run under C++ compiler. The most important facilities that C++ adds on to C are classes, inheritance, function overloading and operator overloading. These features enable the creation of abstract data types, inheritance and polymorphism. Thereby making C++ is a truly object-oriented language.
The object-oriented features in C++ allow programmers to build large programs with clarity, extensibility and ease of maintenance, incorporating the spirit and efficiency of C. The addition of new features has transformed C from a language that currently facilitates the top-down, structured design that provides bottom-up, object-oriented design.