Why C++ is a Bad Substitute for C

I have written some stories about replacing the C programming language:

For almost all these stories, I get puzzled responses, asking why I am not suggesting C++ as an alternative. For those who have drunk the C++ Kool-Aid, C++ is really a C replacement in their mind. It is a language better than C in every possible respect. I know because I was a huge fan of C++ 15 years ago. That is how C++ was always…