Prominent C++ developer Herb Sutter has proposed eliminating many dangling and null reference bugs in C++, to to address a longstanding issue with the language and promote code safety.

The Version 1.0 proposal, which follows up the Version 0.9 of the plan from 2015, could become part of the C++ standard, although the initial intention is for it to serve as an informational contribution, said Sutter, who is chairman of the ISO C++ standards committee.

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