A good programmer pays heed to warnings and silences them if the programmer needs the do what he/she does and stop the compiler from warning.
Again, I never said they should convert. Rather, I said they should use C++ on new projects instead and gradually phase out the old language.As stated there are billions of lines of code 'out there' and people arent goign to spend the man hours to fix them all just so they can make the code C++ compliant when they dont use any C++ features.
But in C, it can be dangerous to do so due to a stupid flaw in the C89 standard and some compilers not complaining about this behavior.
C++ has a clear advantage where it's supported over C, which logically would suggest you choose C++, or some other language, over C for those platforms.> It's better if it's aimed at the platform you're trying to develop, yes.
C is aimed at the same platforms as C++, and more.
You mean to imply that Perl is better than PHP?> Just as it's better to learn PHP or Pearl