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Question by BONE
Submitted on 2/2/2004
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is c object-oriented and if so is c++ also object-oriented?

Answer by Angelo
Submitted on 2/11/2004
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no, and yes

("yes, and yes" if you were referring to "objective c" and not just "c")


Answer by Nick
Submitted on 4/13/2004
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C is not object oriented at all. There are tricks you could use to implement class-like behaviour (for example, polymorphism through a struct full of function pointers) but these won't be strictly type-checked. And good luck implementing inheritance through custom vtables.

ObjC is object oriented for certain. Its syntax derives heavily from Smalltalk, a pure-OO language.

C++ is also object oriented, sort of. Stroustrup describes C++ as a multiparadigm programming language where you can choose your paradigm. So if OO is your bag, you're free to code OO in C++. C++ also supports pure-Functional programming (as does C and by extension ObjC), declarative programming (through templates) and others (these are left as an exercise to the reader).

As a side note, some people would note that since both ObjC and C++ are imperative programming languages they can't possibly be object oriented. Myself, I can't see any conflict between being an imperative language and an OO one.

multiparadigm programming, http://www.research.att.com/~bs/bs_faq.html#multiparadigm
Smalltalk, http://www.smalltalk.org/
Imperative language, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperative_programming


Answer by dina
Submitted on 1/2/2005
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C is procedure-oriented programming & c++ is object oriented programming.


Answer by rashmi
Submitted on 6/4/2007
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c is not object oriented..., c++ is object oriented but not pure object oriented...


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