We normally wait until committee papers get "N" (permanent) numbers, but this one is an exception. It has also already been circulated to ISO C++ committee members in preparation for the next ISO C++ meeting that begins on Monday in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.
by Bjarne Stroustrup
From the paper:
This is a draft intended to focus a discussion at the Lexena committee meeting.
This is an extended version (based on feedback) of an internal committee standard reflector message that got so widely distributed and discussed that it would be a good idea to have it as a document. I have tried to remove distracting committee jargon. Thanks to people who took part in the reflector discussion or commented on the web. I have also added links. It is still a collection of thoughts aimed at stimulating a discussion, rather than a formal paper or a precise proposal.
As you see, people outside the committee also have strong opinions. Those opinions can depart radically from the ones I hear in the committee and from reality.
I am often asked “what will C++17 be?” and variations of “What will C++17 do for me?” ... [continue reading]