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C++14 Is Set In Stone 193

Posted by timothy
from the but-it's-a-soft-stone dept.
jones_supa (887896) writes "Apart from minor editorial tweaks, the ISO C++14 standard can be considered completed. Implementations are already shipping by major suppliers. C++14 is mostly an incremental update over C++11 with some new features like function return type deduction, variable templates, binary literals, generic lambdas, and so on. The official C++14 specification release will arrive later in the year, but for now Wikipedia serves as a good overview of the feature set."

Comment: Re:Only a Matter of Time Now (Score 3, Insightful) 132

A stable driver ABI would lead to more proprietary drivers and nobody wants that.
Proprietary drivers are usually only supported for a few years before the vendor drops them to increase the sales of new hardware.
In the meantime, almost all libre drivers in Linux enjoy support for decades, on a large number of system architectures.

Comment: Re:7 year old laptop with Linux is valuble? (Score 2) 340

by xororand (#45740663) Attached to: Free Software Foundation Endorses a "Truly Free" Laptop

Why do people still think that taking an antique computer and adding Linux is such an amazing thing?

This is a 7 year old laptop - and while someone may have replaced all the batteries with new ones, dismantled it and cleaned the internals with an air duster, and cleaned up the case it's still a diverted piece of e-waste.

Charging people $320 for something that probably cost them less than $50 to acquire is gouging - especially when people have problems with them.

I assume your time is worth nothing and the new batteries are free.

Comment: Deal with bullying managers (Score 1) 473

by Beliskner (#45172257) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Hardest Things Programmers Have To Do?
Deal with bullying managers that impose tight immovable deadlines in front of senior management, and then when I tell them to reset the client's expectation and blue sky renegotiate the entire contract with the client because the deadline is unachievable in front of senior management they get upset and then start bullying you and physically attacking you and I walked into a Police station and the Police officers refused to take my official report of a harassment incident. I wouldn't get any witnesses anyway because they were junior management and everyone's scared of their careers - they all have families to feed. That was in my old company, now in my new company my predecessor's predecessor had a breakdown and tried to commit suicide, but these get covered up by corporate management.

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