Contract-based Programming . Preconditions and postconditions define the expectations and obligations of a subprogram.
. Type invariants specify boundary constraints for objects of an encapsulated (private) type.
. Subtype predicates capture general constraints on data objects.
Increased Expressiveness . Expression functions offer a convenient way to express simple functions.
. Conditional expressions provide a compact notation for a common idiom.
. Quantified expressions for universal and existential forms specify predicates over arrays and containers.
Concurrency and Multicore Support . Task affinities and dispatching domains allow tasks to be mapped to specific CPUs or cores.
. Ravenscar for multiprocessor systems adapts a safe and widely used tasking profile to modern architectures.
Container Enhancements . Bounded containers use stack allocation and do not incur the overhead of dynamic memory management.
.Task-safe queues and priority queues provide efficient implementations of synchronized structures.
.Holder containers create singleton structures for objects of an unconstrained type.
. Iterators provide familiar idioms with uniform syntax to search and manipulate arrays and containers.
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