Stroustrup: an overview about C++0x

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Dr. B. Stroustrup

A good programming language is far more than a simple collection of features. My ideal is to provide a set of facilities that smoothly work together to support design and programming styles of a generality beyond my imagination. Here, I briefly outline rules of thumb (guidelines, principles) that are being applied in the design of [en:C++0x]. Then, I present the state of the standards process (we are aiming for C++09) and give examples of a few of the proposals such as concepts, generalized initialization, being considered in the ISO [en:C++] standards committee. Since there are far more proposals than could be presented in an hour, I'll take questions. Dr. [en:Bjarne Stroustrup] is the original designer and implementer of the C++ Programming Language.

It’s a video (available also for download in a plenty of different formats) recorded in the University of Waterloo (Canada) at the Computer Science Club.

A very interesting lecture from the father of C++. I don’t think you need other details, do you?

Btw, I have already wrote about the new C++0x: the post is in Italian, sorry.