Talk: "New" Features in C

The first international standard for the C programming language was C90. Since then, three newer standards have been published: C99, C11, and C18. C99 introduced a significant number of new features. C11 introduced a few more, many of which have been available in compilers for some time. C18 fixed bugs in C11 but introduced no new features. Curiously, many of these added features don’t seem to have caught on. Too many C programmers still program in C90 with a sprinkling of C99.

This session explains many of these "new" C features, including inline functions, complex arithmetic, extended integer types, variable-length arrays, flexible array members, compound literals, designated initializers, restricted pointers, type-qualified array parameters, anonymous structures and unions, alignment support, non-returning functions, and static assertions.