Recently, Alex Miller has made the incendiary suggestion that C++ be renamed Java--. Years ago, Bill Joy's initial reaction to C++ was that he instead wanted
"C++++-=, a little bit more but a whole lot less." Java came about a few years later.
I'm sure others have noted the Oak seedling on the cover of Stroustrup's
The Design and Evolution of C++
along with the following quote on page 207:
Within C++, there is a much smaller and cleaner language struggling to get out.