C++::London talk: A polymorphic value-type for C++

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On 25th January at CodeNode, London, Jonathan Coe presented polymorphic_value<T> to the C++::London meetup group.

The class template polymorphic_value is proposed for addition to the C++ Standard Library. The class template, polymorphic_value, confers value-like semantics on a free-store allocated object. A polymorphic_value<T> may hold an object of a class publicly derived from T, and copying the polymorphic_value will copy the object of the derived type.

A polymorphic value-type for C++ (Video)

About the presenter:

Jonathan is a mathematical developer using modern C++ and Python. He has worked in academia and the financial and energy industries. He's been a participant in the C++ standards committee since 2014.

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