[Beowulf] Stroustrup regarding multicore
Peter St. John
peter.st.john at gmail.com
Fri Aug 22 09:31:56 PDT 2008
In this interview
Stroustrup talks about an upcoming C++ ISO standard, C++0x (the
same nomenclature as "C89", "0x" means the specific year is undecided, it
doesn't mean hex :-).
He categorizes the additions in three ways, Concurrency, Language, and
Libraries; the concurrency part is about multicore support.
He writes, 'Basically, the "concurrency" features will standardize the basic
layers needed to do systems programming in a multi-core world. Obviously,
facilities for doing that already exist in C++ implementations, but they are
not standardized. I'd have liked to see library support for some high-level
concurrency models, but the committee didn't have the time or consensus for
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