"can"...? So, it holds true for a least one case? Or do you mean that its likely to be the norm?
Are you willing to say "C programmers who switch to C++ won't experience longer compilation times (and certainly not *significantly* longer compilation times), and won't discover bugs introduced by the compiler at a higher rate than they did in the C world."?
Which subset of C++ do *you* recommend to make the above statement true? Or is it true if I use (nearly) all the features of C++98?