Standard C++ and
C++ Library Architecture

I've participated in the ISO/ANSI C++ Standard committee since 1993, and designed the components found in Chapter 22, Localization. I've worked on most other chapters of the library as well, and am also to blame for one new keyword in the core language: explicit.

Perhaps my proudest C++ accomplishment is the longest known English sentence using only C++ keywords without repetition:

if new true friend not protected for explicit private union, break case and try using this.


Here is complete text of my articles in C++ Report:

They have been reprinted in two books: C++ Gems (SIGS Publications, 1995), edited by Stan Lippman, and Black Belt C++ (M&T Books, 1994) edited by Bruce Eckel.


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