Dave Abrahams, BoostPro Computing
He is a founding member of Boost.org and an active participant in the ISO C++ standards committee. His broad range of experience in the computer industry includes shrink-wrap software development, embedded systems design and natural language processing. He has authored eight Boost libraries and has made contributions to numerous others. Dave made his mark on C++ standardization by developing a conceptual framework for understanding exception-safety and applying it to the C++ standard library. He created the first exception-safe standard library implementation and, with Greg Colvin, drafted the proposals that eventually became the standard library’s exception safety guarantees.
C++11 (formerly known as C++0x) is the new C++ language standard. Dave Abrahams, BoostPro Computing.
The ISO C++ standardization committee has just unanimously approved its final draft international standard, and it's chock full of new features. Though a few of the features have been available for years, some are brand new, and nobody really knows what it's like to program in this new C++ language. As with C++03, Boost.org is expected to take a leading role in exploiting C++11. In this talk, I'll give an overview of the most important new developments.
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