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C++ Standard Draft Sources

These are the sources used to generate drafts of the C++ standard. These sources should not be considered an ISO publication, nor should documents generated from them unless officially adopted by the C++ working group (ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22/WG21).

Get involved:

More information about the C++ standard can be found at

Getting Started on Mac OS X

Install the MacTeX distribution.

If you are on a slow network, you'll want to get the BasicTeX package instead, then run the following command to install the other packages that the draft requires:

sudo tlmgr install latexmk isodate substr relsize ulem fixme rsfs extract layouts enumitem l3packages l3kernel imakeidx splitindex

Getting Started on Debian-based Systems

Install the following packages:

sudo apt-get install latexmk texlive-latex-recommended texlive-latex-extra texlive-fonts-recommended lmodern

Getting Started on Fedora

Install the following packages:

dnf install latexmk texlive texlive-isodate texlive-relsize texlive-ulem texlive-fixme texlive-extract texlive-l3kernel texlive-l3packages texlive-splitindex texlive-imakeidx

Getting Started on Arch Linux

Install the following packages:

pacman -S texlive-latexextra

Getting Started on Microsoft Windows

Install Perl (for example, using a Cygwin installation and adding perl. See sample instructions for more details)

Install MiKTeX


To typeset the draft document, from the source directory run:


That's it! You should now have an std.pdf containing the typeset draft.

Generated input files

To regenerate figures from .dot files, run:

make <pdfname>

For example:

make figvirt.pdf


A great deal of gratitude goes out to Pete Becker for his amazing work in the original conversion of the C++ standard drafts to LaTeX, and his subsequent maintenance of the standard drafts up to C++11. Thank you Pete.

Thanks to Walter Brown for suggesting the use of latexmk.