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Mastering C++ Programming by Jeganathan Swaminathan

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What's new in C++17?

The complete list of C++17 features can be found at http://en.cppreference.com/w/cpp/compiler_support#C.2B.2B17_features.

To give a high-level idea, the following are some of the new C++17 features:

  • New auto rules for direct-list-initialization
  • static_assert with no messages
  • Nested namespace definition
  • Inline variables
  • Attributes for namespaces and enumerators
  • C++ exceptions specifications are part of the type system
  • Improved lambda capabilities that give performance benefits on servers
  • NUMA architecture
  • Using attribute namespaces
  • Dynamic memory allocation for over-aligned data
  • Template argument deduction for class templates
  • Non-type template parameters with auto type
  • Guaranteed copy elision
  • New specifications for inheriting ...

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