[Beowulf] Stroustrup regarding multicore

Peter St. John peter.st.john at gmail.com
Fri Aug 22 12:31:56 EDT 2008


In this interview
http://www.devx.com/SpecialReports/Article/38813/0/page/1Bjarne
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
that.'

Peter
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