Today on MSOT:
by Eric Mittelette
From the article:
Back in July, Michael McLaughlin, Herb Sutter, and Jason Zink submitted to the ISO an updated proposal to standardize a 2D Graphics API for the C++ programming language. The ISO C++ Committee will evaluate the proposal for the possible inclusion of these new features in the next versions of the specification.
Given MS Open Tech’s historical interest in cross-platform graphics development, we took a closer look. In an attempt to familiarize with the API from the perspective of a C++ developer, we developed a sample app that we just contributed to Michael’s github repository. In the sections below, we share some salient aspects of how this new crop of Graphics experiences built with “straight” C++ could be written, only a few years from now!