Re: What's about the future of C++?

"Alf P. Steinbach" <>
Fri, 02 Jun 2006 02:49:33 +0200
* kwikius:

Phlip wrote:

homsan toft wrote:

An updated standard that they hope to finish before 2010.


for GUI,

No, probably not.

There's the slight problem of hitting a fast-moving target with a
slow-moving projectile there...


Which major parts of GUI technology are moving so fast?

Depends what you mean by "fast".

The last ten years we have seen a major shift from procedural to
declarative GUI design, separating the visual aspects as XML (e.g.
Mozilla's XUL and Microsoft's XAML).

This means a C++ GUI framework for 2008 and a few years onward, should
better not be concerned with how to e.g. create buttons, but only with
how to react to button events (or perhaps at a higher level of
abstraction, user commands) and establish the connection from XML to C++

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