CppCon 2019: C++ Code Smells--Jason Turner

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This year, CppCon 2020 is going virtual. The dates are still the same – September 14-18 – and we are aiming for the CppCon live event to have pretty much everything you’re familiar with at CppCon except moved online: multiple tracks including “back to basics” and a new “embedded” track; live speaker Q&A; live talk time zones friendly to Americas and EMEA (and we’re going to try to arrange around-the-clock recorded repeats in all time zones, where speakers who are available can be available for live Q&A in their repeated talks too, and we’ll do that if it’s possible – but we’re still working on it!); virtual tables where you can interact face-to-face online with other attendees just like at the physical event; virtual exhibitor spaces where you can meet the folks on your favorite product’s teams to ask them question face-to-face; pre- and post-conference classes; and even the CppCon house band playing live before every plenary session. All talk recordings will be freely available as usual on YouTube a month or two after the event, but everything else above will be available only live during CppCon week.

To whet your appetite for this year’s conference, here’s another of the top-rated talks from last year. Enjoy – and register today for CppCon 2020 – all the spirit and flavor of CppCon, this year all virtual and online!

C++ Code Smells

by Jason Turner

Summary of the talk:

There are a lot of rules to remember for writing good C++. Which features to use? Which to avoid? The C++ Core Guidelines would be over 500 pages long if you were to try to print it! What happens if we swap this around and instead of Best Practices look at Code Smells. Coding decisions that should make you think twice and reconsider what you are doing.

We will ask:

* What are the most important code smells?
* Does it simplify the way we write code?

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