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On Fri, May 24, 2013 at 12:58:20AM +0100, Craig Barnes wrote:
> > Basically, C and C++ have diverged. Microsoft knows this, and has basically
> > chosen to abandon C, though maintaining backward compatability for older
> > code.
> >
> Isn't this almost exactly the point that was being alluded to, before these
> tangential points started?

I dunno. Things got confusing because people were conflating terms and
standards. "C" is really ambiguous in practice--it could mean any of the C
standards or implementations, or it could mean the imaginary "C" language
grammar that some people erroneously believe C++ supports.