>> I backed up my my reasons for beleiving C++ is largely a waste of time and space,
Show me where.
>> without being insulting, which I believe is against the rules here.
you made a baseless attack on C++ and by extension those who use it. I found that insulting.
>> That article started this whole debacle?
no esbo's accusation (which he has yet to provide anything resembling a logical argument to back up) started this whole debacle.
>> C's a great language
no, it's really not anymore. It has it's uses in certain fields (embedded development mostly), but (in the general case) these days the only reason to C is if the only other alternative is assembly. It's not that it's a bad language, it's just been superceded by better alternatives. Unless you are working in a severely memory constrained environment, there is nothing you can do in C that cannot be done better in C++.
>> neither of us were alive in the 70's
hey some of us were!
At this point, I've better things to do than waste anymore time trying to educate esbo. I comfort myself with the fact that I'll hopefully never have to interact with his code.
"Never argue with an idiot, they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience"