General Language Changes (C++/CLI)
A number of CLR language features changed from Managed Extensions for C++ to Visual C++.
The changes described in this section are a sort of language miscellany. It includes a change in the handling of string literals, a change in the overload resolution between an ellipsis and the Param attribute, the change of typeof to typeid, a change in the calling of constructor initializer lists, and the introduction of a new cast notation, that of safe_cast.
- String Literal
Discusses how the handling of string literals has changed.
- Param Array and Ellipsis
Discusses how ParamArray is now given precedence over the ellipsis (…) for resolving function calls with varying numbers of arguments.
- typeof Goes to T::typeid
Discusses how the typeof operator has been supplanted by typeid.
- Initializer Lists
Discusses changes in the calling order of initializer lists.
- Cast Notation and Introduction of safe_cast<>
Discusses changes to cast notation and in particular the introduction of safe_cast.