Inheritance is one of the four major mechanisms of object-oriented programming (along with encapsulation, polymorphism and abstraction).
Object-oriented programming language (OO language) - the language, built on the principles of object-oriented programming.
Language was created in the early 1980's, when the employee of the Bell Laboratories Bjarne Stroustrup invented a number of improvements to the C programming language to suit his needs.
In 1994, a Danish programmer Rasmus Lerdorf created a set of scripts in Perl / CGI to output and record the visitors of his online resume, which handled templates of HTML-documents.
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