February 2018

C++ Exception Handling: The gory details of an implementation—Peter Edwards

The gory details of an C++ exception handling implementation.

C++ Exception Handling Implementation

by Peter Edwards


Modern implementations of exception handling make the facility almost cost free for those times you don't actually end up throwing an exception. There's a big complexity cost to this, and a lot of work that happens when we step off the happy path. This presentation rolls up its sleeves and looks at what actually happens when you throw an std::exception() on modern Linux systems.

CppCast Episode 139: Competitive Coding with Conor Hoekstra

Episode 139 of CppCast the only podcast for C++ developers by C++ developers. In this episode Rob and Jason are joined by Conor Hoekstra to discuss Competive Coding websites and competitions.

CppCast Episode 139: Competitive Coding with Conor Hoekstra

by Rob Irving and Jason Turner

About the interviewee:

Conor Hoekstra works at Moody's Analytics as a C++ Software Developer helping maintain and develop an insurance software program called AXIS. Wanting to develop better algorithm and data structure knowledge he started using online sites like HackerRank and LeetCode to do so. He now has a YouTube channel where he reviews the contests from the last week of Competitive Coding sites like HackerRank, LeetCode, topcoder and Codeforces) and also covers solutions to the trickier problems.

A cake for your cherry: what should go in the C++ standard library?—Corentin Jabot

A reply to Guy Davidson’s article “Batteries not included: what should go in the C++ standard library?”.

A cake for your cherry: what should go in the C++ standard library?

by Corentin Jabot

From the article

Over the past few years there has been a push to include a graphics library into the C++ standard. It would be something a bit like cairo. Or SDL.

I do think this is a path that should not be pursued. Let me tell you why...


C++Now 2018 Registration is Open

C++Now 2018 will be held in Aspen, May 6–1, 2018.

C++Now 2018 Registration is Open

From the announcement:

The twelth annual C++Now Conference (formerly BoostCon) will be held at the Aspen Center for Physics in Aspen, Colorado, May 6th to 11th, 2018.

We expect C++Now to sell out again. Register immediately so you won’t miss out.


C++Now 2018 Accepting Student / Volunteer Applications


C++Now 2018 will be held in Aspen, May 6–1, 2018.

C++Now 2018 Accepting Student / Volunteer Applications

From the announcement:

It is my pleasure to announce the sixth year of the C++Now Student/Volunteer program! We are again inviting students with an interest in C++ to attend the May 6-11, 2018 conference in Aspen, CO as Student/Volunteers.

The Student/Volunteer program is an excellent way for students and young coders with an interest in C++ to learn about language and make lasting connections with the community.

Student/Volunteers will receive free registration and a travel stipend for their travel and lodging.

Volunteers will handle various tasks during the conference, such as assisting presenters, setting up presentation rooms, running A/V equipment, and helping with breaks and the conference picnic.

Students from all fields of study are welcome to apply. However, this conference covers advanced C++ topics, and applicants should have ample experience with the C++ programming language and be familiar with general computer science topics.

Applications will be accepted until March 9th, 2018. Application decisions will be sent out by March 16th, 2018.

C++ Russia 2018

cpp-russia.pngKeynotes by Jon Kalb, Andrei Alexandrescu, Daveed Vandevoorde, talks by Herb Sutter, Dietmar Kühl, Arno Schödl and others, workshops by Rainer Grimm and Ivan Čukić.

C++ Russia 2018

Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 19-20 April

From the announcement:

C++ Russia with bliny and matryoshkas! With great guests from around the world for two days. The conference is for experienced developers!

Bjarne Stroustrup receives Draper Prize, engineering’s top U.S. honor

draper.PNGA few months ago, Bjarne Stroustrup received one of the most distinguished engineering prizes in the world: the Faraday medal.

Last night, the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) presented Stroustrup with the United States' top engineering honor, the Charles Stark Draper Prize, for his work designing and implementing the C++ programming language. (Note: This is the second Draper prize awarded for a programming language; the first was to John Backus for Fortran, awarded in 1993.)

Please join us in congratulatating Dr. Stroustrup! He is the reason we are all here, and able to do what we do every day as C++ developers.

From the announcement:

Stroustrup’s development of C++ has helped bridge the gap between a problem and its computing elements through the use of visualization for engineers and members of varying disciplines, such as biologists, medical doctors, mathematicians, economists and politicians.

Stroustrup, a visiting professor in computer science at Columbia University, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2004. He is a fellow of IEEE, the Association of Computing Machinery, the Computer History Museum and Churchill College, Cambridge, and is managing director in the technology division of Morgan Stanley in New York City.

The Charles Stark Draper Prize is a $500,000 biannual award that honors engineers whose accomplishments have significantly benefited society. It is considered the Nobel Prize of engineering.

C++ revolutionized the software industry by enabling a variety of software development techniques, including object-oriented programming, generic programming and general resource management, to be deployed at industrial scale. According to industry analysts, C++ is one of the most widely used programming languages in the world, with applications in communications, computer graphics, games, user interfaces, embedded systems, financial systems, medical systems, avionics, scientific computation and many other areas.