The C++ Lifetime Profile: How It Plans to Make C++ Code Safer--Daniel Martín

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The C++ Lifetime Profile: How It Plans to Make C++ Code Safer

by Daniel Martín

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High amounts of low-level systems are written in C++. Memory access in C++ is virtually unrestricted, which means that bugs in C++ programs can corrupt it and cause crashes or security problems. For this reason, we call C++ a memory-unsafe programming language — in contrast to memory-safe languages like Java, Rust, and Swift.

In this blog post, I’ll talk about the C++ Lifetime Profile, explaining what it is, how it intends to reduce the problems typically caused by the memory-unsafe characteristics of C++, what the status of the current implementation of the Lifetime Profile is, and what the current limitations are...

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