PTI's Open Systems Lab co-hosted
the ISO C++ Standards Committee to plan new features for one of the most popular programming languages.
August 29, 2011
IU’s Open Systems Lab, part of Indiana University Pervasive
Technology Institute, and Roundhouse Consulting, Ltd. of Bloomington co-hosted
the ISO C++ Standards Committee meeting from August 15 – 19.
The committee meets two to three times a year to plan new
features for C++, one of the most popular programming languages in the world
and a key component of systems such as Microsoft Windows, application software,
device drivers, embedded software, and video games.
Dr. Andrew Lumsdaine, director of IU’s Open Systems Lab,
said, “Our researchers are deeply involved in the development and improvement of
C++ and its design, primarily because of our interests in high performance
computing and enabling more productive computing and software development. It
is a pleasure for us to host our colleagues in this endeavor.”
The committee brings together representatives from around
the world. These participants share insights from institutions and companies
such as Apple, Bloomberg, IBM, Microsoft, Google, Texas A&M University, IU,
and consulting and software development companies such as Roundhouse Consulting,
Dinkumware, and Gimpel Software. Building on these perspectives, they
collaboratively develop future versions of C++ and review issues, features, and
proposals submitted by the community of C++ programmers.
The new standard includes many additions to the core
language and extends the C++ standard library, incorporating most of the newest
C++ library extensions. For more about C++ and the ISO C++ Standards Committee,