Story 2014-08-18 3Z2 C++ 14 has been ratified.

C++ 14 has been ratified.

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story imageHerb Sutter reports that the ballot closed on Friday. From the
announcement: "We will perform some final editorial tweaks, on the
order of fixing a few spelling typos and accidentally dropped words,
and then transmit the document to ISO for publication this year as the
brand new International Standard ISO/IEC 14882:2014(E) Programming
Language C++, a.k.a. C++14."
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Simpler? (Score: 5, Funny)

by on 2014-08-19 00:22 (#3Z6)

I bet they simplified stuff, right? :-)

Re: Simpler? (Score: 2)

by on 2014-08-19 04:58 (#3Z8)

haha, good one!

Re: Simpler? (Score: 2, Informative)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-08-20 15:17 (#3ZS)

Yes, except that they actually did.

The language as a whole gets bigger because it maintains backwards compatibility. This is good.

The part of the language that you actually use on a daily basis gets smaller. This is also good.

The code you write today is simpler. The code you wrote 10 years ago still works. That looks like success to me.

Re: Simpler? (Score: 3, Funny)

by on 2014-08-19 14:51 (#3ZA)

I wish. Somehow, though, I think they've found yet another way to misuse the token <. It's what they do.