Arne Mertz

Final Classes

A few days ago, a colleague asked me if it was wise to make every class a final class. Here is a more sophisticated answer than I could give at […]

Hi everyone.
I find myself currently unable to keep up with the pace I practiced for the last two years. Work, side projects, and other stuff just got in the way. Therefore, I will reduce the frequency of blog posts for the time being, but hopefully not for too long.

The good news is: This means there is more space for guest posts. So if you’d like to help out and fill the gaps, don’t hesitate do contact me!

— Arne 7

Prefixes are a rather controversial topic. Taking everything into account, I think we should not use prefixed names. Here’s why.

Last year, I have written about constexpr and compile time constants in general. Last week, the Draft International Standard for C++17 has been sent to its ballot. Time to provide […]

Lambda Overdose

Lambdas are a nice recent addition to C++. They are cool, they are hip, and they tend to be overused and misused.

I’ve written a few posts about refactoring already. What is still missing is a post about the basic principles, so here we go.