Saturday, December 27, 2008


C++0x is the planned new standard for the C++ programming language. It is intended to replace the existing C++ standard, ISO/IEC 14882, which was published in 1998 and updated in 2003. These predecessors are informally known as C++98 and C++03. The new standard will include several additions to the core language and will extend the C++ standard library, incorporating most of the C++ Technical Report 1 libraries — most likely with the exception of the library of mathematical special functions. Since the standard is not yet finalized, this article may not reflect the most recent state of C++0x. Up-to-date state of the next C++ standard is published on the ISO C++ committee website. The most recent report, N2800, was published in October 2008.

The ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22/WG21 C++ Standards Committee aims to introduce the new standard in 2009 (hence the standard that is today called C++0x will become C++09) which means that the document must be ready for ratification of the member states of ISO in 2008. To be able to finish on schedule, the Committee decided to focus its efforts on the solutions introduced up until 2006 and ignore newer proposals [1].

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