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Visual C++ Roadmap: C99 features and road to C++14
« on: July 02, 2013, 04:46:35 PM »
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The final version of 2013 will also include a few C99 features. Microsoft has long avoided supporting C99, the major update to C++'s predecessor that was standardized last millennium, claiming that there was little demand for it among Visual Studio users. This was true, but only to a point; it's true that many Windows developers weren't especially interested in C99 because they had no good tooling to support it. Open source developers, however, embraced the update, as it makes C a lot less awkward to work with.

After 2013 is released, a CTP will deliver a bunch more C++11 features, with C++14's generic lambdas and return type deduction likely to be included, along with a selection of C++11 features. The remaining C++11 and C++14 features will be implemented in subsequent releases (as will a couple of C++98 features that Visual Studio doesn't quite get right).

Full story: http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/06/c99-acknowledged-at-last-as-microsoft-lays-out-its-path-to-c14/