Common C++ Modules TS Misconceptions—Boris Kolpackov

boris-kolpackov.PNGAn illuminating "mini-FAQ" on a very current major feature progressing in ISO C++:

Common C++ Modules TS Misconceptions

by Boris Kolpackov

From the article:

It has become fashionable to criticize C++ Modules TS. My problem with this bandwagon criticism is that at best it's based on cursory reading of the specification but more commonly on just hearing others' knee-jerk reactions. Oftentimes the criticizing post cannot even get the terminology right. So in this article I would like to refute the most common Modules TS misconceptions...

  • I cannot have everything in a single file
  • I cannot export macros from modules
  • I cannot modularize existing code without touching it
  • No build system will be able to support modules

Better code understanding with Sourcetrail—Bartlomiej Filipek

Let's have a look at Sourcetrail, a great tool for code (C++/Java) visualtiozation:

Better code understanding with Sourcetrail

by Bartlomiej Filipek

From the article:

I’m exploring the tool, and overall I am impressed! It works very well; the setup is easy to do, there’s a lot of help, beautiful and dynamic diagrams (even with smooth animations), under active development… what else would I want? smile

The C++ Bestiary—Adi Shavit

Need some last minute Halloween costume inspiration?

The C++ Bestiary ��

by Adi Shavit

From the article:

C++ is blessed with a plethora of gotchas, traps, caveats, pitfalls and footguns. Within the C++ dungeons lurk many shady characters. ‘Tis the time of year to meet some of these bountifully spawned beasts.

How not_null can improve your code?—Bartlomiej Filipek

Let’s investigate what "not_null" (from the Core Guidelines/Guideline Support Library) can do for us.

How not_null can improve your code?

by Bartlomiej Filipek

From the article:

I believe "not_null" can help in many places. It won’t do the magic on its own, but at least it forces us to rethink the design. Functions might become smaller (as they won’t have to check for nulls), but on the other hand, the caller might require being updated.

CppCast Episode 124: Build Systems and Modules with Isabella Muerte

Episode 124 of CppCast the only podcast for C++ developers by C++ developers. In this episode Rob and Jason are joined by Isabella Muerte to talk about her recent talk at CppCon 2017 where she discussed some of her concerns with the Modules TS.

CppCast Episode 124: Build Systems and Modules with Isabella Muerte

by Rob Irving and Jason Turner

About the interviewee:

Isabella Muerte is a C++ Bruja and Build System Trash Goblin. She taught herself to program by writing a build system and immediately regretting the decision. Her first computer ran Windows Millennium Edition and her parents forbade her from upgrading to anything else for 5 years. She is still bitter about this. In her spare time, she is into open source software, tattoos, computer keyboards, and making fake cover bands like 'Rage Against the Abstract Machine'

Bjarne Stroustrup Interview at cppcon 2017—Steve Carroll

Another great interview!

Bjarne Stroustrup Interview at cppcon 2017

by Steve Carroll

From the video:

We are back with footage from cppcon 2017, which occurred in Bellevue, Washington! In this special GoingNative episode, our host Steve Carroll chats with Gabriel Dos Reis and Bjarne Stroustrup, the creator of C++, about his keynote this year on the topic of education: Learning and Teaching Modern C++ (available on YouTube).