ChapterĀ 1 The C++ Language and its Community

C++ is a quite old programming language: it was created by Bjarne Stroustrup in 1982. It was initially thought as an improved C.

The first official specifications were The C++ Programming Language [Str86]. This book was then updated multiple times [Str91], [Str97], [Str00], and [Str13].

Starting from 1998, the official specifications are described in The Standard.