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AI-Assisted Code Completion Suggestions Come to C++ via IntelliCode—Nick Uhlenhuth


AI-Assisted Code Completion Suggestions Come to C++ via IntelliCode

by Nick Uhlenhuth

From the article:

After reading and writing enough code, you begin to notice certain usage patterns. For example, if a stream is open, it will eventually be closed. More interestingly, if a string is used in the context of an if-statement, it will often be to check if the string is empty or if it has a certain size. You begin to identify and use these coding patterns over time, but what if Visual Studio already knew these common patterns and could suggest them to you as you code? That’s exactly what IntelliCode does...

wxWidgets 3.1.2 released

New 3.1.2 release of wxWidgets, free and open source library for creating native GUI applications, is now available. 

wxWidgets 3.1.2 Release

by wxWidgets

About the release:

There have been more than 1200 commits from 75 contributors (41 with multiple contributions) since 3.1.1, which makes it difficult to summarize them in this short post. The primary focus of this release is on bug fixes (closing more than 100 bugs from wxTrac) and incremental improvements in preparation for the next stable 3.2.0 release, however there is a usual lot of new features as well, including:

Initial support for macOS 10.14 and its dark mode.
Support for non-integer font sizes and arbitrary font weights.
New wxLZMA{Input,Output}Stream classes.
Add wxDataViewToggleRenderer::ShowAsRadio(), wxDisplay::GetPPI(), wxGrid::SetCornerLabelValue(), wxHtmlEasyPrinting::SetPromptMode(), wxJoystickEvent::GetButtonOrdinal(), wxToolbook::EnablePage().

PVS-Studio: Support of MISRA C and MISRA C++ Coding Standards

Starting with the version 6.27, the PVS-Studio static code analyzer can classify its warnings according to MISRA C and MISRA C++ standards. Due to support of these standards it has become possible to effectively use the analyzer to increase the level of security, portability and reliability of programs for embedded systems.

PVS-Studio: Support of MISRA C and MISRA C++ Coding Standards

by Andrey Karpov

From the article:

Such diagnosis can't be applied to already existing projects developed for Windows, Linux or macOS operating systems. For example, only one rule about curly brackets described above gives 1947 warnings of the V2507 diagnostic (MISRA C 15.6, MISRA C++ 6-4-1) for a WinMerge project. Still WinMerge is a small project! In total, only 250 000 lines of code in C and C# languages.

Announcing Live Share for C++: Real-Time Sharing and Collaboration

VS2019 preview 1 is available and comes with a number of new C++ features, including Live Share for collaborative coding.

Announcing Live Share for C++: Real-Time Sharing and Collaboration

By Nick Uhlenhuth

From the article:

C++ developers using Visual Studio 2019 16.0 Preview 1 or Visual Studio Code can now use Live Share. With Live Share you can share the full context of your code, enabling collaborative editing and debugging.

Exploring Clang Tooling – Using Build Tools with clang-tidy—Stephen Kelly

Today about clang-tidy.

Exploring Clang Tooling – Using Build Tools with clang-tidy

by Stephen Kelly

From the article:

The previous series about clang-tidy on this blog covered the basics of creating a clang-tidy extension and tooling to support that in the form of clang-query.

While the series focused on single-file examples for simplicity, developers progressing in this direction will need to run the tooling on all of the files in their project at once, or on all files which match a specific pattern.

Better template support and error detection in C++ Modules with MSVC 2017 version 15.9—Cameron DaCa

It continues to improve.

Better template support and error detection in C++ Modules with MSVC 2017 version 15.9

by Cameron DaCamara

From the article:

It has been a long time since we last talked about C++ Modules. We feel it is time to revisit what has been happening under the hood of MSVC for modules.

The Visual C++ Team has been dedicated to pushing conformance to the standard with a focus on making the overall compiler implementation more robust and correct with the rejuvenation effort. This rejuvenation effort has given us the ability to substantially improve our modules implementation. We’ve mostly done this work transparently over the past few months until now. We are proud to say the work has reached a point where talking about it would hopefully provide developers with even more reasons to use C++ Modules with MSVC!

AWS launches the C++ lambda runtime

aws.PNGMore C++ and the cloud:

Introducing the C++ Lambda Runtime

by Chris Munns

From the article:

Today, AWS Lambda announced the availability of the Runtime API. The Runtime API allows you to write your Lambda functions in any language, provided that you bundle it with your application artifact or as a Lambda layer that your application uses.

As an example of using this API and based on the customer demand, AWS is releasing a reference implementation of a C++ runtime for Lambda. This C++ runtime brings the simplicity and expressiveness of interpreted languages while maintaining the superiority of C++ performance and low memory footprint. These are benefits that align well with the event-driven, function-based, development model of Lambda applications...

CLion 2018.3 released with remote dev support—Anastasia Kazakova

CLion has just got a huge update!!

CLion 2018.3 released: remote development, CPU profilers, C++17, clangd-based navigation, and VCS and editor improvements

by Anastasia Kazakova

From the article:

This year we’ve focused on two areas to enhance CLion. The first is better C++ language support and general IDE performance improvements. As a result, we’ve added a clangd-based experimental complementary language engine, and a massive amount of work was done which, although invisible at first glance, has helped eliminate dozens of UI freezes in the editor.

The second area is the endless world of remote configurations. Starting with Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), by the end of the year it has evolved into full remote development support.

Other update highlights include:

  • CPU Profilers integration on Linux (Perf) and macOS (DTrace)
  • Better C++17 support: fold expressions and deduction guides
  • Clangd-based navigation and search actions
  • New Build menu, Run Anything, and Search Everywhere
  • VCS enhancements: Git Submodules and GitHub pull requests



Technologies used in the PVS-Studio code analyzer for finding bugs and potential vulnerabilities

The PVS-Studio analyzer is gradually becoming more complicated but these changes can be hardly described in a Release-history. For example, this year we have consistently implemented symbolic computations in the analyzer. This is why it was agreed to write a note on algorithms and technologies, which PVS-Studio now uses to search for errors and potential vulnerabilities.

Technologies used in the PVS-Studio code analyzer for finding bugs and potential vulnerabilities

by Andrey Karpov

From the article:

Here a mixture of technologies is working: data flow analysis, symbolic execution, and automatic method annotation (we will cover this technology in the next section). The analyzer sees that X variable is used in the Div function as a divisor. On this basis, a special annotation is built for the Div function. Further it is taken into account that in the function a range of values [0..4] is passed as the X argument. The analyzer comes to a conclusion that a division by 0 has to occur.

Sourcetrail 2018.4 released

Sourcetrail is a cross-platform visual source explorer based on LLVM/Clang LibTooling

Sourcetrail 2018.4 released

by Eberhard Gräther

From the article:

Sourcetrail 2018.4 features big improvements on indexing performance and reduced memory consumption. The new tab bar in the application window allows for opening multiple symbols simultaneously, just like in a web browser. Also, new type-use edges were added to the graph visual, to make exploration of types easier when templates are involved.