There are raging discussions about my latest column, Real Men Program in C, going on at Techonline.com and Reddit.com. Though it was never my intent to malign C++, some of the forum participants have headed off in that direction. Even Dan Saks has been compelled to weigh in, in his latest column.
For the record, I agree with Dan Saks about the following: (1) that C++ has some strengths vs. C and (2) that the top two of these are “classes with private access control” and “initialization by constructors. I have developed embedded software in both C and C++. Both languages can be abused, especially by those who don’t have a full understanding of all the features they are using. However, both languages can also be used to develop reliable embedded software.