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You know, it's positively embarrassing when an Australian, indentured in Canada, working for an international web site, knows more Internet slang-de-jeure created by the American Orangemeister than an American(*) does.
Well ... It started as "C with classes" in 79, and Turbo C++ was out in 1990. But then came Visual C++ in 93, and pretty much since then if you reached for a C++ project, you reached for a MS product (Embedded excepted, I had some success with Embedded C++ on ARM processors at the beginning of the century)
OK, Turbo C is still out there, but the last release was 12 years ago - name me a mainstream C++ IDE that doesn't come with the MS logo?
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MS may have implemented a few versions of C++, but had nothing to do with the original definition of the language (other than to implement slightly non-compliant versions) and still only have an input to the language design (rather than controlling it).
Just shows how blinkered an idea one gets of the dev ecosystem if one has never stepped outside the MS universe I suppose.
(I started using C++ from its very earliest days, developed for Windows and Linux with it for over 20 years, and never once did I do that with a Microsoft product.)
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