# Thursday, 09 December 2010

Herb Sutter has blogged a "trip report" (except he didn't travel, but anyway) about the November meeting of the C++ Standards Committee. In it, he tells us:

Things are going well and we are on track to complete the Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) for the C++0x standard after the Madrid meeting in March. If that happens and that ballot succeeds, the C++0x standard will be published in 2011.

There are still decisions being made, and I have to say I like the way they're going. I think contextual keywords are wicked smart, and that if compilers can understand them, developers sure can. Compare Herb's two examples:


class [[base_check]] Derived : public Base {
public:
virtual void f [[override]] ();
virtual double g [[final]] ( int );
virtual void h [[hiding]] ();
};
class Derived explicit : public Base {
public:
virtual void f () override;
virtual double g( int ) final;
virtual void h() new;
};

Contextual keywords make the second option possible, and I think it's much better. You can also read about noexcept and the whole exception-checking backstory, as well as rules for generating move constructors and move assignment operators. It's all good.

Kate

Thursday, 09 December 2010 13:24:29 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0]
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