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Origin of name of C++
Medvezhonok   7/25/2013 9:12:38 AM
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Stroustrup suggests that the origin of the name C++ is related to George Orwell's "Newspeak" described in the appendix to his novel 1984: "any word ... could be strengthened by the affix plus-, or, for greater strength, doubleplus-." This is part of a soi-disant "C" language. See Orwell, 1984, pp 315 and 322.

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