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ISO Approves C++ Upgrade

Wednesday Aug 17th 2011 by Cynthia Harvey

C++11 will offer better performance and support for parallel algorithms.

The International Organization for Standards (ISO) has unanimously approved the standard for C++11. The major update to the programming language should provide better performance, thanks to improved features like move semantics. It also includes lambda functions, which offer better support for parallel algorithms and allow application development pros to write more concise code. "What's already there in the C++98 standard library will immediately become even easier to use," blogged Herb Sutter, chair of the ISO C++ standards committee.

The approved standard will be published within a few weeks.

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