, SteveRichter wrote

My opinion, MSFT should create an easy to use native code language, just like it did C#, where the syntax and feature set is similar to C#. 

Frankly, ANSI C which includes something like stdint.h, Windows.h and a header file to "normalize" warnings (e.g. "X not found - assuming extern function returning int" is stupid. and should be an error not a warning) gets 95% of the way to what you want.

I like C. I don't like C++.