Let's meet the people who make C++!
30 years of C++!
On October 14th 1985 was released Cfront 1.0, the first C++ compiler developed by Bjarne Stroustrup himself (see his interview about the 30th anniversary of Cfront).
30 years later, the C++ committee will meet in Hawaii (19th-24th October) in order to work on C++17. I think it's a great opportunity to discuss about where we are with C++, and where we are going!
That's why I'll go there as an observer. I plan to make (video) interviews of the members about many hot topics that were suggested to me by the community. And I propose you to find here the results of our discussions!
Who is behind C++?
Indeed, is there a better way to understand what's going on with C++ than to ask the ones who work on improving the language?
The great thing about C++ is it's an open language. That means it belongs to everybody, you and me included. That also means you - and me - can freely follow and even contribute to its evolution. For many members of the committee, that's how it all started!
Behind C++ there are many men and women working hard today to prepare the language we will use tomorrow. They are an unvaluable source of knowledge to better understand the language.