The final standard of C++17 has been published as ISO/IEC 14882:2017 on ISO.org, as reported by Phoronix. Based on C++11, this new standard aims to make C++ a less bloated programming language and infuse some modernity into the same.
As it turns out, C++17 has become a major standard, just like C++11 and C++98. This introduces new features like ‘if’ initializers, structured bindings, support for UTF-8 character literals, fold expressions, etc.
It’s worth noting that C++17 was formerly known as C++1z. LLVM’s Clang compiler has already been updated to acknowledge this change to C++17.
In case, you are willing to get an overview of the new C++17 features, you can take a look at this Wikipedia article. There are numerous other resources available on the web that can help you understand the new release even better.
This standard will be followed by C++20, whose work has already started and it’s expected to ship in about three years.
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