> If the only use of gets() you care about is code posted here, then that kind of makes you a hypocrite.
Well obviously because I have no way of controlling (or even commenting) on what you do in private.
Just so you know, I always use fgets(), no matter how trivial the program is.
> You rant and rave about it, but at the end of the day, it doesn't matter if people use it as long as you don't see.
People are free to read the arguments, but if the only way for you to discover gravity is by jumping off a cliff, then that is what you're going to have to experience for yourself.
Eventually, this "fast and loose" approach of yours will bite you one too many times, then you'll figure out the correct way to do things.
> How many legitimate functions do you ignore because of some imagined sense of right and wrong, Salem?
Lots of them - especially if I'm coding to MISRA standards.