I just realized that g++ is not only limited to uses in linux and other unix enviroments. When i was coding for ECE2534, I noticed that MPLAB used the g++ command to compile my c files. It’s interesting to note since MPLAB runs natively on windows, which was what I was running on at the time. Some of the flags and modifying options looked very familiar also so I doubt that they just happened to name their compiler g++.
This makes me wonder how much its actually used without public knowledge. Alot of programs could be using g++ without giving it much credit.