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I’m sure the committee has thought about this 1000x as much as me. But, I wish they would go further and release every year. IMHO, that would relieve most of the pressure to push out features that aren’t fully baked. 3 more years is a long time to wait if you’ve already been working on something for several years. 1 more year, when you know you could use “maybe a couple more months” (likely 8 in practice), not so bad.

The final review process (for ISO standards) is most probably the bottleneck there.

ISO generally allows only 5 year cycle. 3 years for C++ is a special case. Furthermore, the bureaucratic overhead will dominate the proceedings then (not unlike thread thrashing).

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