Contrary to Sunday’s orchestrated April Fool’s posts, raw pointers are not going anywhere. However, there are some things in those posts that are based on reality. I’ll go into a […]
Modern C++ Features
There’s some great news coming from the C++ standards committee: Raw pointers are gone – or rather will be in C++20.
With C++17, we get class template argument deduction. It is based on template argument deduction for function templates and allows us to get rid of the need for clumsy make_XXX […]
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 […]
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 […]
This week I exchange guest posts with Jonathan Müller about accessing tuple elements. Jonathan is a CS student passionate about C++. He’s working on various C++ projects like memory, an […]
Lambdas are a nice recent addition to C++. They are cool, they are hip, and they tend to be overused and misused.
decltype and std::declval are two features that go hand in hand and are most useful in template metaprogramming and in conjunction with the use of type deduction via auto, e.g. […]
Today’s post is the first guest post on this blog. Jonathan Boccara tells us about some exciting features that will hit the standard library after C++17: Ranges. Jonathan develops and teaches […]
With the increasing standardization of attributes, we get the opportunity to make our code clearer not only to other humans but also to the compiler and other tools.