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C++ within 10 years had conquered the world. Go, on the other hand...

Had it? As a software developer in the 1990s, I saw a lot more C than C++.

I think that C++ was considerably more rare for many years during the conquest. JWZ had a long and interesting rant about it.

C++ was invented in 1979.

In 1989 the most popular programming languages, in order of popularity, were:

1. C

2. Ada

3. Pascal

4. Lisp

5. Fortran

6. C++

7. Assembly



10. APL

Source - https://youtu.be/Og847HVwRSI?t=120

More accurately, "In 1982, Stroustrup started to develop a successor to C with Classes, which he named C++". (Source - Wikipedia.)

As far as Go's popularity, see e.g. https://fossbytes.com/most-popular-programming-languages/.

True enough, one could name any year between 1979 and 1985 as the "invention" year of C++, and the claim would have some merit. http://www.cplusplus.com/info/history/

Those numbers are bogus. There's no way Ada eclipsed all assembly langs in any meaningful way.

> C++ within 10 years had conquered the world.

C++ is another language, and it conquered another world.

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