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How C++17 Benefits from Boost Libraries, Part One--Bartlomiej Filipek

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How C++17 Benefits from Boost Libraries, Part One

by Bartlomiej Filipek

From the article:

In today’s article, I’ll show you battle-tested features from the well-known Boost libraries that were adapted into C++17.

With the growing number of elements in the Standard Library, supported by experience from Boost you can write even more fluent C++ code.

Read on and learn about the cool things in C++...

Trip Report: C++ Standards Meeting in Belfast, November 2019--Botond Ballo

Another report!

Trip Report: C++ Standards Meeting in Belfast, November 2019

by Botond Ballo

From the article:

Last week I attended a meeting of the ISO C++ Standards Committee (also known as WG21) in Belfast, Northern Ireland. This was the third and last committee meeting in 2019; you can find my reports on preceding meetings here (July 2019, Cologne) and here (February 2019, Kona), and previous ones linked from those. These reports, particularly the Cologne one, provide useful context for this post...

5 Ways Using Braces Can Make Your C++ Code More Expressive--Jonathan Boccara

The power of the brace.

5 Ways Using Braces Can Make Your C++ Code More Expressive

by Jonathan Boccara

From the article:

A lot of languages use braces to structure code. But in C++, braces are much more than mortar for holding blocks of code together. In C++, braces have meaning.

Or more exactly, braces have several meanings. Here are 5 simple ways you can benefit from them to make your code more expressive...

Trip Report: Freestanding Errors in Belfast--Ben Craig

Another one!

Trip Report: Freestanding Errors in Belfast

by Ben Craig

From the article:

The C++ standards committee met in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK) between Nov 4 and Nov 8. This was my fifth committee meeting, third evening session, and my first paper accepted into the standard. Through clever manipulation of the process, I was also able to fix 1.5% of all the national body comments SINGLE HANDEDLY (with the help of a coauthor, several reviewers, the entirety of LEWG and LWG, and a few national bodies)...

C++20: The Library--Rainer Grimm

The list continues.

C++20: The Library

by Rainer Grimm

From the article:

My last post "C++20: The Core Language" presented the new features of the C++20 core language. Today, I continue my journey with an overview of the C++20 library...

WG21 in my own backyard: Belfast trip report--Guy Davidson

Getting closer to 20!

WG21 in my own backyard: Belfast trip report

by Guy Davidson

From the article:

November turned into a heavy travel month when I agreed to speak at both C++ Russia in St Petersburg and Meeting C++ in Berlin, either side of the Autumn WG21 committee in Belfast. I took what some considered to be “quite a risk” with St Petersburg: the date straddled the Brexit date, and I would be accompanied by my wife whom the organisers graciously agreed to pay to accompany me. She travels with an Irish passport, so the idea of both of us safely returning to the country immediately after a change to border law seemed potentially hazardous...

Trip report: Autumn ISO C++ standards meeting (Belfast) -- Herb Sutter

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Trip Report: Autumn ISO C++ Standards Meeting (Belfast)

by Herb Sutter

From the article:

A few minutes ago, the ISO C++ committee completed its autumn meeting in Belfast, Northern Ireland, hosted with thanks by, Archer-Yates, Microsoft, C++ Alliance, MCS Group, Instil, and the Standard C++ Foundation. ...  this week we resolved 73% of the national body comments, and made good progress on most of the rest... This means we are in good shape to ship the final text of the C++20 standard at high quality and on time, at the end of the next meeting in February in Prague.