I’m just back from Aalto University School of Science and Technology in Espoo, Finland, where I attended Bjarne Stroustrup‘s roadshow talk on C++0x. In the talk, Stroustrup provided a very nice overview of the features in the C++ standard and how they fit into the evolution of the C++ programming language.
Bjarne Stroustrup made the impression of a down-to-earth guy with a very healthy attitude about C++ features and their development. I was excited to learn that the C++0x draft standard had just been declared final the week before. That means the content of the standard is de-facto finished now, and it will be formalized as an ISO standard in about one year. There sure are quite a number of nice goodies in C++0x, I can’t wait to get my hands dirty on code using it.
For the C++ groupies among us, I took photographs of all presentation slides and of course also of Bjarne Stroustrup himself.