Several Red Hat engineers attended the JTC1/SC22/WG21 C++ Standards Committee meetings in July 2017. This post focuses on the sessions of SG1, the study group on parallelism and concurrency. We discussed several synchronization-related proposals, improvements for futures, and, of course, executors. Also, I proposed a few steps that the SG1 community could take to get more efficient in how it conducts its work, which are all inspired by how successful open source projects work.
Continue reading “Red Hat at the ISO C++ Standards Meeting (July 2017): Parallelism and Concurrency”
I attended the recent Issaquah and Kona ISO C++ standards meetings, representing Red Hat and the GCC project, and helping to complete the C++17 standard. As usual, I spent the majority of my time in the Library Working Group (LWG) sessions, but also took part in a subgroup focusing on the Filesystem library, more on that below.
Continue reading “Red Hat at the ISO C++ Standards Meetings (November 2016, Issaquah, and February 2017, Kona): Library”
Several Red Hat engineers attended the JTC1/SC22/WG21 C++ Standards Committee meetings in March 2017. This post focuses on the sessions of SG1, the study group on parallelism and concurrency. The major topics of work of the week were (1) further polishing of the parallel algorithms in the C++17 draft, (2) making progress on the executors proposal (which provides mechanisms to control how parallel work is executed, for example on which resources), and (3) continuing work on proposals targeting the Concurrency Technical Specification version 2. We also discussed an important aspect of enabling standard C++ code to execute on GPUs, which is a topic that several people in SG1 have a lot of interest in — I certainly do, for example.
Continue reading “Red Hat at the ISO C++ Standards Meeting (March 2017): Parallelism and Concurrency”
The recent WG21 meeting in Oulu, Finland, was an especially busy one for the Library Working Group. Every day was spent working through the list of proposals intended for inclusion in C++17, and we also had three “evening” sessions that ran well past the evening (until nearly midnight, although the sun was still up to trick us into working late).
This post describes what I think are the most important library features that were reviewed and approved for inclusion in C++17. As usual, see Jason and Torvald’s posts for news from the Core and Parallelism & Concurrency groups. As Jason explained, the main goal of the Oulu meeting was to finalize the content of the Committee Draft (CD) for C++17. The Library Working Group started the meeting with a huge number of papers intended for inclusion in the CD, and we managed to complete the review of almost all of them.
Continue reading “Red Hat at the ISO C++ Standards Meeting (June 2016, Oulu): Library”
Several Red Hat engineers recently attended the JTC1/SC22/WG21 C++ Standards Committee meetings in Oulu, Finland. This post focuses on the sessions of SG1 (the standards committee sub-group 1 – for concurrency and parallelism) as well as on coroutines-related sessions. Jason already gave an overview of the meeting in his post.
SG1 prioritized proposals and issues affecting the (expected) C++17 standard, followed by proposals targeting the Concurrency TS or a future revision of the Parallelism TS. We also made some progress in the space of coroutines.
Continue reading “Red Hat at the ISO C++ Standards Meeting (June 2016, Oulu): Parallelism and Concurrency”
Earlier this year I attended the WG21 C++ standards committee meeting in Jacksonville, Florida, and as usual I spent most of my time in the Library and Library Evolution Working Groups. You can read about some of the other groups’ work in Jason’s Core report and Torvald’s Parallelism & Concurrency report.
As Jason wrote, several of the Technical Specifications published in the last few years were proposed for inclusion into the next revision of the C++ standard (C++17) and most of them added new features to the Standard Library. That meant that the Library Working Group spent much of the week doing careful review of those large documents, to ensure that what was added to the standard was correctly specified and that it was coherent with the rest of the library. This blog summarizes some of the significant changes from this meeting.
Continue reading “Red Hat at the ISO C++ Standards Meeting (March 2016): Library”
Several Red Hat engineers recently attended the JTC1/SC22/WG21 C++ Standards Committee meetings in March 2016 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. This post focuses on the sessions of SG1 (the standards committee sub-group 1 – for concurrency and parallelism) and on several proposals related to coroutines.
The biggest news from a parallelism and concurrency (P&C) perspective is that the Parallelism Technical Specification v1 was voted into the working draft of the standard.
This means that C++17 will offer support for several parallel algorithms, provided that the standard is approved in the remaining stages of the ISO voting process. If approved, this will make utilizing parallelism easier for many users – e.g., a parallel “for-each” loop, as a simple example.
Several proposals for support of vector execution are also progressing, and I believe that they might be ready before version 2 of the Parallelism Technical Specification is published.
Continue reading “Red Hat at the ISO C++ Standards Meeting (March 2016): Parallelism, Concurrency, and Coroutines”