This month C++ is back at position 3, swapping places with Python. This is certainly not because Python is in decline: Python is scoring
C++ is still far away from its popularity
The complexity and the delay of releasing the new language definition C++0x pulled the language back at that time.
That new language standard, eventually named C++11 after its release in 2011. It has made the language much simpler, safer and more expressive at the same time.
It took some extra years before the C++11 standard was adopted because the community had to wait for proper compiler support. But now that the C++11, C++14
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