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”.
What did you answer? It’s a tricky question.
I think I said “Yes, some people still do” and left it at that.
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.