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The C++ Standard Library: A Tutorial and Reference, Second Edition by Nicolai M. Josuttis

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Chapter 3. New Language Features

The core language and the library of C++ are usually standardized in parallel. In this way, the library can benefit from improvements in the language, and the language can benefit from experiences of library implementation. As a result, a C++ standard library always uses specific language features, which might not be available with previous versions of the standard.

Thus, C++11 is not the same language as C++98/C++03, and C++98/C++03 differs from C++ before it was standardized. If you didn’t follow its evolution, you may be surprised by the new language features the library uses. This chapter gives you a brief overview of the new features of C++11, which are important for the design, understanding, or application ...

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