C++26 is coming, but what are the major features that have been added to C++ since C++11?

Modern C++ has seen a series of significant updates starting from C++11, each bringing new features and enhancements that aim to make the language more efficient, readable, and maintainable. Here’s a brief overview of the major features introduced in each version since C++11, along with a comment on their usage:


C++11 marked a significant evolution in the C++ language, introducing several powerful features that modernized and simplified C++ programming. Here are some of the most impactful features, along with examples to illustrate their usage:

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C++20 Concepts: Eliminating Generics Paradigm Drawbacks

As Bjarne Stroustrup points out, “C++ is a multi-paradigmed language.” It supports many different styles of programs, or paradigms, and object-oriented programming is only one of these. Some of the others are structured programming, and generic programming. In the last few years C++ experts like Andrei Alexandrescu, Scott Meyers and Herb Sutter promotes the uses of the generic programming and they qualify it as Modern C++ Design.

Here’s what say Andrei Alexandrescu about the Modern C++ design:

Modern C++ Design defines and systematically uses generic components - highly flexible design artifacts that are mixable and matchable to obtain rich behaviors with a small, orthogonal body of code.

Three assertions are interesting in his point of view: Continue reading “C++20 Concepts: Eliminating Generics Paradigm Drawbacks”