Category Archives: C/C++

Official Computer Geek

I’m not entirely sure what it takes to be considered a “Computer Geek” or “Computer Nerd” (whichever/whatever), but I think I may have crossed that line. I was reading “C for Dummies” by Dan Gookin and around page 210 he mentioned the origin of the name “C++” (check it out on Wikipedia), and I found it to be quite funny. Originally it was called “C with classes”, but Rick Mascitti referred to it as “C++” as a sort of tongue-in-cheek reference to the incremental postfix operator (as in loops; e.g., i++).

c = c + 1;

or

c++;