More often than not, one meets a poor soul wandering in the corridors of programming languages intergalactic religious wars. Muttering silently: “Is C/C++ one language or two languages”?
Sometimes I lower my shields, and I dare to be stopped and I clarify:
Programing language is defined in a document. In that context, C and C++ are two different programming languages.
Enter runtime and clarity is lost.
Enter ABI and you will meet: C. The beast that lives down below and rules them all.