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Use Boost.Hana via vcpkg with the latest MSVC compiler

Overview As we continue to work towards improving the conformance of the MSVC compiler for the C++ community, we would like to enable more C++ libraries, and today we are bringing Boost.Hana to Visual C++.  Building on our recent C++ conformance progress, customers can now use Boost.Hana with the VS2017 15.7 update after we've applied some ...

Standards version switches in the compiler

Shareable link: https://aka.ms/versionswitches Official documentation on docs.microsoft.com. This blog post written by Gabriel Dos Reis, Ulzii Luvsanbat, and Andrew Pardoe. In Visual C++ 2015 Update 3 we are introducing tools to help you control the version of the ISO C++ programming language you depend on and the version you want VC++ to ...
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Compiler improvements in VS 2015 Update 2

The C++ compiler team is excited for you to try out the compiler in Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 CTP 1. Since Update 1 we’ve made progress on being Standards-conformant for lot of C++11 and C++14 features. One particularly big milestone is that our standard library in Update 2 supports every C++ Standard Library feature that’s been voted ...
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Clang with Microsoft CodeGen (January 2016) released

We have just released an out-of-band update of Clang/C2 toolset that brings in some of the community fixes as well as bugs found from testing. This is one of many rapid releases to come in the future, and issues reported from customers will be addressed progressively. Here we only list the changes since the previous release, for a more ...

C++ Core Guidelines Checkers available for VS 2015 Update 1

[This post was written by Andrew Pardoe and Neil MacIntosh] Update: The CppCoreCheck tools are now part of VS 2017: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/vcblog/2016/10/12/cppcorecheck. Back in September at CppCon 2015 Neil announced that we would be shipping new code analysis tools for C++ that would enforce some of the rules in the C++ Core...
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C++ Modules in VS 2015 Update 1

点这里看中文版 [This post was written by Gabriel Dos Reis and Andrew Pardoe] Update: See this post on using the Standard Library via modules in MSVC. The VC++ team is excited to preview a new feature in VS 2015 Update 1: The first experimental implementation of A Module System for C++, proposed for C++17. That proposal was approved by ...
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Parallel STL – Democratizing Parallelism in C++

Only a few years ago, writing parallel code in C++ was a domain of the experts. Nowadays, this field is becoming more and more accessible to regular developers thanks to the advances in libraries, such as the PPL and C++ AMP from Microsoft, Intel's Threading Building Blocks, OpenMP or OpenACC if you prefer a pragma-style approach, OpenCL for ...

Winter ISO C++ Meeting Trip Report

Herb Sutter posted highlights from the Winter ISO C++ meeting held last week in sunny Issaquah, WA:The major work of this meeting was to complete processing of the national body comments received in last summer's comment ballot for the upcoming C++14 standard. We also began comment processing for the recent corresponding ballot for the File ...
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Announcing the Visual C++ Compiler November 2013 CTP

Last year in November, we released an out-of-band customer technology preview (CTP) of the Visual C++ compiler. It contained preview versions of C++11 features which we subsequently fully released in Visual Studio 2012. At that time, and at GoingNative 2013 this year, we promised to keep releasing these CTPs to show our progress towards full C...
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