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Edit this comparison chartC++Java (programming language)
Designed by Bjarne Stroustrup James Gosling and Sun Microsystems
Typing Discipline Static, Strong, Unsafe, Nominative Static, strong, safe, nominative, manifest
Influenced Ada 95, C#, Java, PHP, D, Aikido Ada 2005, BeanShell, C#, Clojure, D, ECMAScript, Groovy, J#, Javascript, PHP, Python, Scala, Seed7, Vala
Paradigms Multi-paradigm, Object-Oriented, Generic, Procedural, Functional, Meta Multi-paradigm: object-oriented, structured, imperative, generic, reflective, concurrent
Appeared in 1985 1995
Major Implementations GNU Compiler Collection, Microsoft Visual C++, Borland C++ Builder, Intel C++ Compiler, LLVM/Clang OpenJDK, many others
Influenced by C, Simula, Ada 83, ALGOL 68, CLU, ML Ada 83, C++, C#, Eiffel, Generic Java, Mesa, Modula-3, Oberon, Objective-C, UCSD Pascal, Smalltalk
Garbage Collection No GC available on the C++ standard library (STD). However, STD provides efficient and deterministic ways to manage resource such as object ownership and reference counting. Yes
Object-oriented Yes Yes
Usual filename extensions .cc, .cpp, .cxx, .h, .hh, .hpp .java, .class, .jar, .war
Generic Programming Yes Yes
Programming-include #include import
Speed +-5% when compared with C if you know how to make a good use of C++. The performance of C++ and C programs can often be equal, since compilers for both languages are mature. slower than C++
Procedural Programming Yes Yes
Functional Programming Partial No
Metaprogramming Yes No
Statement terminators ; ;
Reflection No Yes
code Compiled to native binary executable files compiled to bytecode
Inline comments delimiter // //
Block comments delimiter /* and */ /* and */
Developed by Bjarne Stroustrup Oracle Corporation
Multidimensional arrays supported Yes Yes
Arrays dynamically sized No No
Platform Any that has a compiler Mac, Windows, Linux, Android; any platform that supports JVM

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