April 2000 From the Pages_Featues

Exclusive Interview with Bjarne Stroustrup, the Father of C++
Saba Zamir
Bjarne Stroustrup discusses the importance of the International Standardization effort for C++ and the upcoming Technical Corrigendum in October. Considering C++ a successful vehicle for the innovative use of programming and design techniques, Stroustrup offers his reasons for favorably comparing C++ to Java, responds to the criticisms of C++ relating to memory management and exception handling, and advises on program design and development.

streambuf: The Stream Buffer Classes
Angelika Langer and Klaus Kreft
This is a longer version of the excerpt from Addison. Wesley's soon-to-be-published Standard C++ IOStreams and Locales that appeared in the print issue. In addition to string stream buffers, file stream buffers are discussed.