Developers using IAR Embedded Workbench can now benefit from the full feature set of the C++ language, including useful but resource consuming features like STL, RTTI and exceptions. When running on high-end embedded processors these features can help increase productivity and make applications more robust.
C++ is increasingly being used for the development of large embedded systems in application areas such as consumer electronics and infotainment. These systems often run on high-end processors with enough performance to house powerful but resource-demanding C++ language features. The full C++ support now offered by IAR Embedded Workbench allows easier integration of commercially available software that shortens development cycles. It also avoids the risks associated with using a C++ compiler not to the ISO/ANSI C++ specification since future updates of commercial software will be supported regardless of which language features are being utilized.