Reasons Why You Should Keep Learning C/C++


Many beginners and students find C/C++ language hard to master because it requires them to think a lot. There are many language-specific quirks, especially in C++, that give students and programmers a hard time. It also has a steep learning curve and is rarely used in modern application development, which prompts many people to give up learning C/C++. However, even with these challenges, it is important for students to continue learning this programming language. This article highlights reasons why one should keep learning C/C++.

  1. It enables you to learn crucial programming ideas and understand other systems
  2. C and C++ helps you create more complex programs and understand crucial ideas. Other programming languages such as Python and Perly are useful for creating short scripts, but high-level programming will require knowledge of C/C++. These other languages may seem convenient because they provide you with everything and you do not need to learn or do much manually. However, this is not beneficial to a student or programmer because it is ideal that they learn how to create and do these bits.

  3. C/C++ is fast and efficient
  4. Higher level languages take more time to sort out because they are interpreted. C/C++ are faster and much more efficient. This should encourage you to keep learning these languages. Simplicity is another factor that provides efficiency in this particular case. C is simple and enables you to better grasp writing codes, compared to using high-level languages. This is possible because it has key words, raw pointers, and bitwise operators.

  5. There are many successful C/C++ projects
  6. Many big data engineers have used these languages to complete successful projects. C/C++ uses elements of other higher programming languages to make a combination that suits many projects. Developers are becoming creative while working with C/C++ to ensure that the projects are satisfactory. Some companies can provide you with engineers who will work only on your project or suggest recommendations on the project using C/C++, such as ActiveWizards.

  7. It influences and helps you learn other advanced programming languages
  8. C/C++ is a great influencer for other programming languages. These languages include Python, Numpy, and Java, which are built by C/C++. It explores the theories behind the languages, making you efficient in coding and programming. Learning C/C++ gives you the foundation to advance to other programming languages that are more complex. The simplicity of the language also creates a clear path for you to perform simple tasks.

  9. Many code samples are done in C/C++
  10. Many operating systems such as Linux, Windows, Android, and Mac are written in C/C++. Modern game engines and browsers like Firefox and Chrome are also written in C/C++. It has a long history with game development compared to other languages, which puts you ahead of the gaming community. The internal components of C also allow developers to have flexibility and total control over their projects.


It is evident that C/C++ can be associated with the powerful programming languages, and this is an indication that people should keep learning them. There are many more reasons and benefits of familiarizing yourself with C/C++, like complexity, total control, and creating a good image as a programmer, developer, or hacker.

6 thoughts on “Reasons Why You Should Keep Learning C/C++

  1. I certainly agree that students and programmers should learn C/C++. The first language I learned was BASIC however, the programming though process never really clicked for me until I started learning C and C++. Great post!

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  2. I thoroughly enjoy working with C++ but this statement in your post alarmed me: “it is rarely used in modern application development”, Could you elaborate on this a little?


  3. Programming (in general) forces to think and that’s good. But it applies to any computer language.
    You provide 5 reasons why c/c++ is better than other languages.

    In 1st one you wrote: “… it is ideal that they learn how to create and do these bits.” Why it’s ‘ideal’? It would be good for everyone to learn EVERYTHING, but sometimes it’s just wiser to learn what’s needed. Why people should learn about for example ‘toolchain’ when they can just do some programming not knowing what ‘toolchain’ even means.

    The 2nd: “C is simple and enables you to better grasp writing codes, compared to using high-level languages” – do I have to comment that? You mentioned Python, but it looks like you don’t have a clue what it is. C++ is considered one of the hardest languages to learn.

    3rd reason is partly true. If you compare to other languages and their successful projects this isn’t C++ strong point.

    “Learning C/C++ gives you the foundation to advance to other programming languages that are more complex.” Are the other languages MORE COMPLEX? As I mentioned before: C++ is one of the hardest to learn. After you’ve learned it it easier to learn other languages, I agree.

    It’s ture that for some scenarios C++ is the most appropriate because it’s one of the fastest languages (if not the fastest). C++ IS fast. But on the other hand you can create great applications with Python (or other languages) that are easy portable to other platforms. And you don’t have to know things like ‘toolchain’ and to add a library to your project it’s as easy as this:
    (an example in Python to install and use bs4 library)
    pip install bs4
    import bs4
    (no compilation, linking process, it’s just ready to use it).
    I would say all languages have their purpose. Sometimes one is better than the other.
    Your article didn’t convince me C++ is just superior (sometimes it is, but your explanation was a bit biased).


  4. As the technology gets advanced day by day so it is really recommended to all the coders so that they can keep update regarding such programming languages which would be surely effective for them.


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