I had the pleasure of meeting Kate Gregory in person down in San Diego. She's written an interesting blog posting today commenting on upcoming language changes to Visual C++:
What do the language changes really mean for C++ people?
Friday morning at Tech Ed I was talking to some folks on the C++ team about the language changes that are coming for C++ and what they really mean. I don't mean that “ref class” means a class whose memory is managed by the runtime. I mean “what is the importance to a language of its syntax, and of changes to that syntax?“ How does changing a language affect the community of people who are using that language?
I'm looking forward to the upcoming CodeGuru colum that she mentions. The complete list of her columns at CodeGuru can be found here.