I'm really confused and I think instead of making any assumptions it would be better to get it rectified with somebody who knows the answer to this.
I know Visual Studios has a C++ compiler, and in fact I use that. So I always thought Visual C++ referred to that.
But I'm doubtful about that from these two observations.
1) My Cs textbook (11th grade) has the following sentence as I quote: "Programming languages like assembly/C/C++/Visual C++
/Pascal are used to develop system software."
And I quoted EXACTLY.
Do you see how "Visual C++" is used in this context? It certainly isn't talking about an IDE. It seems to be referring to Visual C++ as though it were a programming language on its own!
And I tried googling.. but I only got results for Visual C++ the IDE.
I'm not sure if it's a mistake on the editor, but how would he even come to writing Visual C++ if there isn't a programming language called Visual C++.
Okay so we take it as an editor mistake but what about THIS:
That is a programming forum, okay, but it has TWO SEPARATE subforums. One of them is "Visual C++ Programming" and the other one is "C++ (Non Visual C++ Issues)"
So Visual C++ is definitely something. But what is it??
Edit: Visual C++ is also mentioned on another page of my textbook so it isn't an editor mistake.
Quote: "C/C++/Visual C++ are compiler dependent languages due to their inherent application nature."