C or C++ ? One language or two languages?

Right path is not the easy one

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.