C++17 formally approved

C++17 was patiently awaiting the final stages of formal ISO approval and publication. The committee first announced the C++17 standard was complete in April 2017, and now, the last major ballot was completed, according to Herb Sutter, an experienced software development leader, on his blog. The C++17 DIS ballot came back with 100% approval, which means … continue reading

ISO C++ committee completes C++17 standard

The next version of the general-purpose programming language C++ is underway. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) C++ committee has announced the C++17 standard is complete, and there should not be any more major changes before the final specification is published. “C++17 is now technically finished and being sent out for its final ISO balloting. … continue reading

GCC goes RISC-V, C++17

The GNU Compiler Collection has had a fairly busy 2017 so far. Today, David Edelsohn, CTO of GCC technology at IBM, announced that the GCC steering committee will add a RISC-V port of the collection somewhere in the 7.x release timeframe. Last week, the project announced that it is fully C++17 compatible. All planned C++17 … continue reading

C++17 standard now feature complete

C++17 is rolling along at a fast pace. As of June 30, the proposed set of features for the language revision is complete. That was also the day the C++17 committee held its final features meeting in Oulu, Finland, the result of which includes changes that will be available as add-ons for compilers. One of … continue reading

Samsung agrees to pay Apple in patent case, Microsoft previews new feature in VS 2015 Update 1, and Let’s Encrypt enters public beta—SD Times news digest: Dec. 4, 2015

The Apple and Samsung patent infringement case is almost over. Samsung has agreed to pay Apple US$548 million in damages for infringing upon Apple’s mobile patents. The dispute has been ongoing since 2012, when Apple accused Samsung of copying its hardware and software for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. While Samsung has agreed to pay, … continue reading

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