1.7. C++11 and the Open Source Boost Libraries

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C++11 (formerly called C++0x)—the latest C++ programming language standard—was published by ISO/IEC in 2011. Bjarne Stroustrup, the creator of C++, expressed his vision for the future of the language—the main goals were to make C++ easier to learn, improve library building capabilities and increase compatibility with the C programming language. The new standard extends the C++ Standard Library and includes several features and enhancements to improve performance and security. The major C++ compiler vendors have already implemented many of the new C++11 features (Fig. 1.22). Throughout the book, ...

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