A Reader Bleakly Asks About the Future of C++ within Microsoft

A reader writes   Sender: Brian Braatz ===================================== I posted the following to the boost email group and receieved the following response. I was wondering if you had any comments or thoughts on this. I am personally concerned that MS will eventually ditch C++ or take away my ability to use ALL the features of…

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C++/CLI: System::String^, std::string, and “a string literal”

Without thinking too hard I had held the following precept: std::string is to ISO C++ as System::String^ is to C++/CLI. Or, to give the idea a political tint, I thought of the two string abstractions as separate but equal library class types. Therefore, I presumed the following pair of overloaded methods was inherently ambiguous,  …

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Yes, Value Types Have No Destructors

A reader comments   Sender: Joe Pacheco =====================================   re: Integrating Dispose and Finalize into the Language   What about destructors for value classes?  Was it considered when you did the language design?   To become truly usable they are still missing couple of things, copy constructors being one of them.  It’s possible that it…

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