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Managed C++ Changes

November 12, 2003 Written by Charles Cook

Andy Rich has some interesting posts on how Microsoft are integrating Managed C++ extensions into the language. Out go modifiers such as __gc and __value, in come ref and value. There is even a new handle reference operator ^ for ref types, with corresponding gcnew operator, which is used instead of the * reference operator. These and other new keywords will not clash with existing use of the same words as identifiers because their usage will be identified by their context.