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What sharp (from c sharp) stand for or where does it comes from?
thank you
Nov 17 '05 #1
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C# was developed by Microsoft as part of their .NET initiative. Microsoft
based C# on C++ and Java. Anders Hejlsberg is C#'s creator.
I've never seen anything specific on the association with the # symbol in
the name other than it's obvious music notation meaning, "Raised in pitch by
a semitone".

Have fun with C#.

Peter

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"Alberto" wrote:
What sharp (from c sharp) stand for or where does it comes from?
thank you

Nov 17 '05 #2
C
C+
C++
C#

The sharp also plays on the + theme, because a # is two overlapping +'s...

"Peter Bromberg [C# MVP]" <pb*******@yahoo.nospammin.com> wrote in message
news:58**********************************@microsof t.com...
C# was developed by Microsoft as part of their .NET initiative. Microsoft
based C# on C++ and Java. Anders Hejlsberg is C#'s creator.
I've never seen anything specific on the association with the # symbol in
the name other than it's obvious music notation meaning, "Raised in pitch
by
a semitone".

Have fun with C#.

Peter

--
Co-founder, Eggheadcafe.com developer portal:
http://www.eggheadcafe.com
UnBlog:
http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com


"Alberto" wrote:
What sharp (from c sharp) stand for or where does it comes from?
thank you

Nov 17 '05 #3
John Richardson wrote:
C
C+
C++
C#

The sharp also plays on the + theme, because a # is two overlapping +'s...


this is what i've always suspected.

++
++ <-- looks like a #
Nov 17 '05 #4
John Richardson wrote:
C+


I've never heard of C+. Did such a language ever exist?

-- Peter Gummer
Nov 17 '05 #5
Peter Bromberg [C# MVP] wrote:
Microsoft based C# on C++ and Java. Anders Hejlsberg is C#'s creator.


And Delphi! Hejlsberg also designed Delphi and, ignoring superficial
differences in the look of the languages, C# is arguably closer to
Delphi under the hood than it is to Java; and certainly much closer to
Delphi than to C++.

-- Peter Gummer
Nov 17 '05 #6

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