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on Feb 11, 2000 at 00:06 UTC ( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Yes. I watched (the video of) Stroustrup's keynote There are some very interesting features in it; and some disappointments over what didn't get in.

The only problem is it'll probably be 2015 at least before the major compilers fully support the standard; and around 2025 before major projects will consider it safe to use any of the new features. :(

I mean C99 introduced inline functions which are a far better choice for most things that use those horrible multi-line extended macros that litter most OSS libraries and projects, but still you find those 30 line #define macros everywhere because -- apparent -- there may be some user in Outer Mongolia that still hasn't got a C99 compiler.


With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
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In reply to Re^6: Real life uses for closures. (update: disambiguation) by BrowserUk
in thread Real life uses for closures. by BrowserUk

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