2011-12-07 12:19:50 UTC
fundamental types of C++ are quite similar to the conventional C++
classes -- why not represent them with the help of standard C++
constructs. Consequently applying this idea to other C++ built-ins,
the complete language could be defined in the form of a primordial
library containing the explicit definition of all language
fundamentals. The version of C++, extended by such expression
abilities, will allow compositions of distinct collections of
fundamental types, control statements and implementation mechanisms.
Unfortunately, the practical attempt to compose such a description
fails immediately because several characteristics of C++ built-ins are
looked at as being basically inexpressible in the conceptual system of
this programming language.
The work www.generalinformationtheory.com/cpp.php shows how minor
extensions of C++ enable the explicit definition of its complete
semantics and demonstrates the general specification of C++ produced
in the extended C++.