You’ve probably heard about the rule to prefer standard algorithms over raw for loops. The major reason is that those algorithms say what is happening in the name and encapsulate […]
Language and library features
Today, I am happy to announce a guest post by Andrey Karpov about the evil of macros. Andrey is a Microsoft MVP in the “Developer Technologies” category and one of […]
From February 3rd through February 6th I have been in Folkestone, UK, to visit the first C++ On Sea conference.
Today, I have a guest post by Daniele Pallastrelli about extern template for you. Daniele has been programming and designing software for the last 20+ years and he’ s passionate […]
The pImpl idiom is a useful idiom in C++ to reduce compile-time dependencies. Here is a quick overview of what to keep in mind when we implement and use it.
Keep simple data structures simple! There’s no need for artificial pseudo-encapsulation when all you have is a bunch of data.
Sometimes we need unformatted data, simple byte sequences. At first glance, std::string might be a fitting data structure for that, but it is not.
If you follow some C++ social media accounts you will now and then encounter C++ quizzes and trick questions. Do we need to know the answers to be good C++ […]
Now and then we have the need to call functionality that was written in C from our C++ programs. For that, we need to use and understand extern “C”.
There are two different ways to create a std::shared_ptr: via one of its constructors and via std::make_shared. Both have their merits and different tradeoffs.