CppCon 2019 A Critical Look at the Coding Standards Landscape--Michael Price

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A Critical Look at the Coding Standards Landscape

by Michael Price

Summary of the talk:

The C and C++ programming languages are rife with spiky pits, hairpin curves, and loaded footguns, leading industries working with critical systems to embrace strict standards that aim to reduce the amount of damage that can be done with the awesome powers available to them when using these languages.

This session will briefly review what sorts of standards exist in the public today, leading into a serious critique of the more foolish and user-unfriendly aspects of these standards, and finally closing with an optimistic view of “the good parts” of the same.

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