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Subject: Re: [boost] C++ announcements coming tomorrow
From: Nathan Ridge (zeratul976_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-11-03 13:26:58

> * Microsoft has released an out-of-band community technical preview
> (CTP) for their compiler, adding explicit conversion operators, raw
> string literals, function template default arguments, delegating
> constructors, uniform initialization, and variatic templates. (See
> for instructions on how to use the CTP). Microsoft is promising more
> such feature releases during the first half of 2013. This is important
> for the whole C++ community, since it means that full C++11 support is
> becoming a reality across all widely used compilers.

Shortly after this talk, Herb held a Q&A session where people had the
opportunity to ask him questions about these announcements (can't find
a link at the moment).

Someone asked whether Microsoft intends to implement full 100% support
for standard C++(11), and Herb answered with a resounding 'yes'.

Did anyone tell him about the problems with VC's preprocessor that come
up on this list again and again and that prevent a powerful preprocessor
metaprogramming library like Chaos from being usable on VC?


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