Flexibility and speed. C++ expects a conscious programmer. Makes a casual programmer feel unsafe. Also, people often think there's something wrong with C++, while it's them doing it wrong. My impression after watching some Chandler presentations (he's been banging on about it for almost a decade).You are projecting. Your words, not mine. I think you miss the point.Embarrassing display of smear and mockery towards one person, for lack of better arguments, compounded by elitism.
If the existence of a large legacy code base becomes the main or the only reason to convince people to learn C++, while its issues are not fixed, the generational turnover will kill it anyway, because maintaining it will be more painful and costly than rewriting it, in a new language.
main or the only reason to convince people to learn C++
nah; you don't know C++?
Anyway, everybody knows Google just wants control.