Thursday, July 7, 2011

The world is built on C++

Hi All,

"The world is built on C++", Herb Sutter

I am not a C++ developer but found below news to be interesting. This also created a question in my mind, how much these changes can accelerate growth of C++ usage, keeping in mind the current status of its rivals (Java, C#, etc). Please spare a few minutes to share your views on my question here.

Apple's Mac OS X, Adobe Illustrator, Facebook, Google's Chrome browser, the Apache MapReduce clustered data-processing architecture, Microsoft Windows 7 and Internet Explorer, Firefox, and MySQL – to name just a handful – are written in part or in their entirety with C++.

According to Sutter, C++ is on the verge of its biggest change in the 13 years since it became an official ISO standard, a change that will make it relevant for the next two decades.

The recently finished C++ ISO standard, with the working name of C++0x, is due to be published this summer, following the finishing touches to the ISO spec language and standards wonks agreed upon in March.

If you have read so far you might also like to have a look at this article from where I got this information and words ;)


2 comments:

  1. thanks buddy, i was not aware of any such upcoming project. i am hopeful for new memory model but thinking about legacy support of C. now days as per requirement we can create and use memory model according to our need. STL library has provided a very strong support for developers. Hopefully this new C++0x will provide us the way to rule the language world.

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  2. just because of you i was introduced with this amazing article...thankx

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