In C, you merely shoot yourself in the foot.
In C++, you accidentally create a dozen instances of yourself and shoot them all in the foot. Providing emergency medical care is impossible, because you can’t tell which are bitwise copies and which are just pointing at others and saying, “That’s me, over there.”
Borrowed from: Const Correctness in C++
NOTE: This post has been imported from my old it’s learning ePortfolio blog.