C++17 Is Now Official
Written by Michael Larabel in Programming on 4 December 2017 at 04:10 PM EST. 50 Comments
PROGRAMMING --
The final standard of C++17 (formerly known as "C++1z") is now official.

The final standard of C++17 has been published as ISO/IEC 14882:2017 and has been published on ISO.org.

C++17 introduces a number of new language features, support for UTF-8 character literals, inline variables, fold expressions, and more. On the C++ standard library side is parallel versions of the STL algorithms, a file-system library derived from Boost, and other additions.

C++17 is a significant update to the C++ programming language while is expected to be succeeded by C++20 in about three years time.

LLVM's Clang compiler has already been updated to officially acknowledge C++1z as C++17. Both GCC and LLVM/Clang effectively offer complete C++17 support sans some libstdc++/libc++ bits still being finished up.

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