The Week in C++ for May 7th-13th

This week in C++:

  • Boost 1.61.0 has been released. New libraries are Compute for parallel/GPU computing, DLL for cross-platform manipulation access to shared libraries, Hana for modern C++ metaprogramming, and Metaparse for compile-time parsers for an embedded DSL.
  • The library formerly known as C++ Format (cppformat) is now known simply as fmt. Fmt is an open-source formatting library for C++ that can be used as a typesafe alternative to printf or as a fast alternative to iostreams. (HT: ISO C++ blog)
  • C++ Weekly Episode 9: std::future Quick-start: In this episode we get a very fast quick-start to what std::future is and how to use std::async to run a function in another thread. (HT: ISO C++ blog)
  • Fabien Giesen has written a brief article explaining why compilers exploit undefined signed overflow. (HT: LLVM Weekly)
  • LLVM Weekly #123 links to discussions on the LLVM Code of Conduct and other recent happenings in the LLVM/clang community.
  • Qt Creator 4.0.0 released

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