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ISO C++ Committee Approves C++0x Final Draft 375

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Randyll writes "On the 25th, in Madrid, Spain, the ISO C++ committee approved a Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) for the C++ programming language. This means that the proposed changes to the new standard so far known as C++0x are now final. The finalization of the standard itself, i.e. updating the working draft and transmitting the final draft to ITTF, is due to be completed during the summer, after which the standard is going to be published, to be known as C++ 2011. With the previous ISO C++ standard dating back to 2003 and C++0x having been for over eight years in development, the implementation of the standard is already well underway in the GCC and Visual C++ compilers. Bjarne Stroustrup, the creator of C++, maintains a handy FAQ of the new standard."
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ISO C++ Committee Approves C++0x Final Draft

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  • Re:Like a zombie (Score:5, Informative)

    by Zandamesh (1689334) on Saturday March 26, 2011 @04:38PM (#35624900)

    C++ just keeps on going, eating the brains out of anyone who dares to use it. When template metaprogramming was invented, the language should have been internationally banned by treaty. Now with lambdas, garbage collection, rvalue references, and a host of other features, C++ should be officially classed as a Weapon of Mass Destruction.

    It's because there isn't a good replacement for it. The only programming language that I know of that _really_ replaces C++ is D, I did a bit of research on it a while ago, it's great. Better than the C++ language in almost every aspect. But D has problems as well, just not in the language design department. There is no working D IDE, you can't find a lot about it online, the language has not 100% stabilized yet, only has backwards compatibility with C, and many other things that we take for granted in the C++ language.

    Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that D is a well designed language that could potentially replace C++ better than any other language.

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