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    A few months ago, in a crowded subway car T in Boston, I had my laptop open, working on some hobby C++ code. Someone sat next to me, noticed my code, and exclaimed “Is that C? I didn’t know anyone used C any more”.

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      What did you answer? It’s a tricky question.

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        I think I said “Yes, some people still do” and left it at that.

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          That was nice of you. Id say, “Well, it depends on what they want to accomplish. What language were you using most?”

          (Mentions one written in C/C++.)

          (Uses that as example to explain why people use it.)

          I like to have just a little fun with those situations.