Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Aug 2007 17:57 UTC
General Development "A good programming language is far more than a simple collection of features. My ideal is to provide a set of facilities that smoothly work together to support design and programming styles of a generality beyond my imagination. Here, I briefly outline rules of thumb (guidelines, principles) that are being applied in the design of C++0x. Then, I present the state of the standards process (we are aiming for C++09) and give examples of a few of the proposals such as concepts, generalized initialization, being considered in the ISO C++ standards committee. Since there are far more proposals than could be presented in an hour, I'll take questions." Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup is the original designer and implementer of the C++ Programming Language.
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"all those things (with the exception of object-orientation) are not part of the C++ core. Some of the features I mentioned are available for C++, yes. But only through hacks, not as a coherent part of the language."

They are not part of "the core" because they don't need to be part of the core: as shown, they can be implemented in libraries. That's not an hack, that's how it's supposed to be.

If you want those features, just use them, no one is stopping you: they're already implemented, tested and well working.

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