The C++ FCD
(final committee draft) has been published for review by
national bodies and member organisations. Once ballot
comments have been received and dealt with there will be an
FDIS (final draft international standard) and then a new
standard. We're getting there, slowly.
GCC 4.5 has been
released, and though certainly not a complete
implementation, GCC 4.5 is pretty close to the FCD. As with
GCC 4.4 last year, the new release happened while I was at
the ACCU conference, where my Abusive
C++ talk went
very well. As I enjoyed it so much I'm keen to speak again
next year, if I can think of a good topic.
I recently noticed that /usr/share/dict/words on
chock-full of gibberish, making it useless for most of the
useless things I used to use it for (e.g. finding
palindromes and words with 5 consecutive consonsants.) Even
on RHEL it's got crap like 'dubitative'
makes some very good points:
Java and Flash are the opposite of awesomeness.
Thus, Apple rejects them outright.
As Homer wisely said, it's funny because it's true.
Microsoft won on the desktop by being
developer-friendly and Apple won in mobile by being
developer-hostile. Developers never had anything to do with
Also true. I think MS only told devs that devs were
important, noone else cared. I don't see those unbearable
Windows 7 adverts ("I told them to make it blow fewer
donkeys, now it blows fewer donkeys") mentioning developers.