C++ Facts for Kids – 5 Solid Facts about C++

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Updated on: Educator Review By: Michelle Connolly

Some of the games we play are created using the C++ programming language. Let’s learn five solid C++ facts for kids.

C++ Facts for Kids Fact Number 1: C++ Is a Multiparadigm Programming Language

C++ is a multiparadigm programming language meaning that it supports more than one programming paradigm. This allows you to choose the most suitable programming style and solve a problem in different ways. Being a multiparadigm makes C++ a general-purpose programming language. This language supports various styles from other languages. C++ supports single or mixed approaches using Procedural or Object-oriented programming (OOP) as a multiparadigm programming language.

C++ Facts for Kids Fact Number 2: C++ Wasn’t Always The Name We Know

Before C++ was called the current name we know today it was called “C with Classes”. It was developed by Bjarne Stroustrup in 1979. C++ marks the evolution of the changes that have been made to the original C programme. Developer Rick Mascitti gave C++ the name we know and added the two pluses to reflect the upgrades of C.

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C++ Facts for Kids Fact Number 3: C++ Has 4 Types of Memory Management

C++ supports 4 different types of memory management. The first type of memory management is static storage duration objects which means that memory is allocated when the program begins running and is ended when the program ends. A static object’s value cannot be changed, until the program ends. A thread storage duration object is declared by the thread_local keyword.

A thread storage duration object will last for the duration of the thread. The third memory management is automatic storage duration objects, which  allocates storage of the object at the beginning of the enclosing block of code and deallocats it at the end. Dynamic storage duration objects are created and deleted by a programmer. Therefore the programmer determines the object’s lifetime.

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C++ Facts for Kids Fact Number 4: Microsoft and  C++

Microsoft Office is one of the most used and popular desktop software packages and is used on millions of computers all over the world every day. Something you may not know is that Mircosfot is written in C++. Another very popular platform that is written in C++ is Youtube, the well known and used video sharing and social media platform.

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C++ Facts for Kids Fact Number 5: C++ Is Used in Gaming

C++ is a great coding programme used for game development. Games can be developed on C++ across many different platforms such as Windows, Android and iOS. C++ is used in many 2D game engines and 3D game engines. Examples of games written and developed in C++ are World of Warcraft, King’s Quest, Counter-Strike and Invictus.

We hope you enjoyed learning more things about C++ as much as we loved teaching you about it. Now that you know how majestic this technology is, you can move on to learn about other technologies like: coding, AI, Robotics, Computer and Java.

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