Don't get me wrong, I don't have a problem with this, I just don't get the exact reason for this. Maybe it was just a coincidence.
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Given that things like
std::string myString = "Hello, world!";
are perfectly valid, it seems rather obvious to me why there is confusion.
Because they're both commonly known as "strings" in a language that has no real string type. It's very understandable that inexperienced coders would be confused by that...