Special Lecture: "The continuing evolution of C++" by Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup, the inventor of the C++ language
A special lecture entitled "The continuing evolution of C++" by Dr. Stroustrup, the inventor of the C++ language, will be held at the lecture room 212, 1st floor, Faculty of Engineering Bldg. #2
, Hongo Campus, University of Tokyo, on July 27, 2018 (Friday) at 3:00 pm.
Organizer: Graduate School of Information Science and Technology (IST)
, The University of Tokyo
Date: Friday, July 27, 2018, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Registration starts at 2:45 p.m.)
Venue: Lecture room 212, 1st floor, Faculty of Engineering Bldg. #2
, Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo
The continuing evolution of C++
by Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup, Morgan Stanley, and Visiting Professor at Columbia University.
The development of C++ started in 1979. Since then, it has grown to be one of the most widely used programming languages ever, with an emphasis on demanding industrial uses. It was released commercially in 1985 and evolved through one informal standard (“the ARM”) and several ISO standards: C++98, C++11, C++14, and C++17. How could an underfinanced language without a corporate owner succeed like that? What are the key ideas and design principles? How did the original ideas survive almost 40 years of development and 30 years of attention from a 100+ member standards committee? What is the current state of C++ and what is likely to happen over the next few years? What are the problems we are trying to address through language evolution?
Please note that this event will be in English only; Japanese interpretation will not be provided. Please register in advance on the official website. (Entry is free.)