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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Differences between C++ and Java

Differences between C++ and Java

Following are the major differences between Java and C++ :

 1)Use :-
C++ is mainly used for system programming.
Java is mainly used for application programming. It is widely used in window,  
       web-based, enterprise and mobile applications.

2) Compiler and Interpreter :-

C++ uses compiler only.
Java uses compiler and interpreter both.

3) Multiple inheritance :-

C++ supports multiple inheritance.
Java doesn't support multiple inheritance through class. It can be achieved by 
     interfaces in java.

4) Operator Overloading :-

C++ supports operator overloading.
Java doesn't support operator overloading.

5) Call by Value and Call by reference :-

C++ supports both call by value and call by reference.
Java supports call by value only. There is no call by reference in java.

6) Platform - independent :-

C++ is platform-dependent.
Java is platform-independent.




7) Virtual Keyword :-

C++ supports virtual keyword so that we can decide whether or not override a                function.
Java has no virtual keyword. We can override all non-static methods by default. In        other words, non-static methods are virtual by default.

8) Structure and Union :-

C++ supports structures and unions.
Java doesn't support structures and unions.

9) Documentation comment :--

C++ doesn't support documentation comment.
Java supports documentation comment (/** ... */) to create documentation         for java source code.

10) Goto :-

C++ supports goto statement.
Java doesn't support goto statement.

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