I just asked this question recently. The questions that I wanted to be addressed were quite clear. I even said that I understand the downside to my current approach. However, this is my own personal project, developed by me and I wanted to format an
printf style formatters. I am trying to learn C++ after staying with C for a loooong time, yet the general consensus that I gather from the responses is that I need to somehow forget my C skills when playing with C++. I don't work that way. My old habits die hard, so I need to transition them. Once I've finished learning whatever I'm learning now, I'll move onto another part of C++ and practice things the C++ way, and then move on again.
To me, I feel like a few of the responses are condescending and now feel that experimenting with C++ is discouraged. I know what I am doing is not considered the “C++” way. I thought I let people know that in my question.
Personally, I have always felt that there was noticeable condescension on StackOverflow at some level or another. I am guilty of it myself, and have now come to realise that it belittles one's will to experiment or deviate and could potentially be offensive to people who have trouble learning things using mainstream methods.
I am not offended at the responses to my question, but just a little concerned that if this condescension does exist [outside of my own mind] or gets worse, that some people may eventually feel too discouraged from asking questions on StackOverflow.
Am I alone in my beliefs?