first_imgThe standard for C++17 is coming together. After a lengthy meeting in March and subsequent discussions, the actual feature list is shaping up to offer C++ developers a lot more hand-holding in modern cloud-based environments.Among the changes approved are supports for parallelism, various file systems, and expanded use cases for lambdas. Specifically, lambdas are now allowed inside constexpr functions, and can also now be used to capture a copy of *this object by value, using the *this command.(Related: C++ experience is in high demand)The basic libraries for C++17 will also get new components, including the following new commands: any, optional, string_view, and shared_ptr (for arrays). This version of the language will also add support for memory pools and a new search algorithm. The next C++17 committee meeting takes place later this month, and the team will discuss pending additions to the language. These changes include the movement of “if constexpr” branches to be evaluated at compile time, the addition of defaulted comparisons, and the new operator command, which allows for smart references in parallel with smart pointers.Some new features were also proposed at the March meeting, but are still too premature to vote on in June. One of these proposed changes is the work on modules for the language. The nucleus of the next round of additions to the language will be discussed at the June meeting. These changes focus on ranges, networking, library fundamentals, and extending parallelism support in C++17.Concurrency is also a part of this effort. The work on concurrency could include co-routines, which have been proposed. There is an additional proposal to improve 2D graphics support through a portable library that wraps the Cairo C API.C++17 is targeted for a release in March 2017, but some of the proposed work, such as modules and the new concurrency work, will likely slip into C++20.last_img read more

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first_imgNew details on Coming to America 2 reveal that Eddie Murphy will play the movie’s villain in addition to reprising the role of Prince Akeem. Eddie Murphy is no stranger to playing multiple roles in his movies and Coming To America 2 will be no different. According to a source, Murphy is set to debut the villainous character, General Izzi, in the upcoming sequel to the 1988 comedy classic. General Izzi is the warlike ruler of “Nextdoooria”, an adjacent nation suffering from extreme poverty. He wants to gain power in Zamunda and will do almost anything to achieve it. General Izzi will likely be a threatening, yet very funny foil, to Murphy’s Prince Akeem. And given the current global political climate, Coming To America 2 will be Eddie Murphy’s chance to say what he wants to say. Reportedly, the plot of Coming to America 2 sees Prince Akeem discovering he has a long lost son and setting out to find him so he can take his place as the heir to the throne of Zamunda. According to reports, James Earl Jones is set to return as Akeem’s father Jaffe, while Shari Headley is also coming back to play Lisa McDowell, the normal American girl Akeem ultimately fell in love with in the original movie. It’s not known what over characters might be coming back, but fans are hopeful Murphy will resurrect favorite Coming to America character Randy Watson, the soulful lead singer of Sexual Chocolate. The original Coming to America featured an all-star cast that included Murphy, James Earl Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Arsenio Hall, John Amos and Eriq LaSalle. The film was directed by John Landis and made $288 million at the box office. Source: That Hashtag Showlast_img read more

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