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Strachey Lecture - The Continuing Evolution of C++

Professor Bjarne Stroustup ( Morgan Stanley & Columbia University )

The Continuing Evolution of C++

The development of C++ started in 1979. Since then, it has grown to be one of the most widely used programming languages ever, with an emphasis on demanding industrial uses. It was released commercially in 1985 and evolved through one informal standard (“the ARM”) and several ISO standards: C++98, C++11, C++14, and C++17. How could an underfinanced language without a corporate owner succeed like that? What are the key ideas and design principles? How did the original ideas survive almost 40 years of development and 30 years of attention from a 100+ member standards committee? What is the current state of C++ and what is likely to happen over the next few years? What are the problems we are trying to address trough language evolution?

The lecture will followed by refreshments. Doors open at 1.30 pm, please be seated by 1.50 pm.

The Strachey Lectures are generously supported by OxFORD Asset Management.

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