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Will we ever see C++ 2.0?

Bjarne: That depends on what you mean by “C++ 2.0.” If you mean a new language built more or less from scratch providing all of the best of C++ but none of what’s bad (for some definitions of “good” and “bad”), the answer is “I don’t know.” I would like to see a major new language in the C++ tradition, but I don’t see one on the horizon, so let me concentrate on the next ISO C++ standard, nicknamed C++0x.

It will be a “C++ 2.0” to many, because it will supply new language features and new standard libraries, but it will be almost 100% compatible with C++98. We call it C++0x, hoping that it’ll become C++09. If we are slow—so that that x has to become hexadecimal—I (and others) will be quite sad and embarrassed.


  

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