Good Things(tm) come to those who wait: the current status on C++ Modules

December 6, 2012 Francisco Almeida General

This news comes straight from isocpp.org.

Modules – by Doug Gregor, Apple

This video concerns the latest proposal from the Clang team, and it definitely is very interesting for those of us looking forward to the next C++ standard (which could become a reality as soon as 2014, rather than 2017, by the way).

Modules are a major feature that, if added to the language, would pretty much make it unrecognizable. It would also fix a lot of our daily griefs with headers, of course.

The approach discussed in this talk seems to be quite backwards compatible, even if they don’t go into too much detail. Especially concerning how templates are treated. But it does look like a good starting point!

 


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