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The reviews at r/cpp_review have begun!

Participate in the first two reviews at r/cpp_review:

The reviews have begun

by Jens Weller

From the article

A few weeks ago I announced a C++ review community, which since then has grown to 250+ members on reddit. There has been great feedback and discussions since then, so that the idea is now ready to be tested.  With August, the first review period has started

C++ Weekly Episode 75: Why You Cannot Move From Const—Jason Turner

Episode 75 of C++ Weekly.

Why You Cannot Move From Const

by Jason Turner

About the show:

You may have noticed that it's possible to use std::move with a const object, but have you stopped to consider what it does? What you think is a move is silently reverting to a copy without your knowing. In this episode Jason explains what is happening and why.

C++17: Structured Bindings—Marc Gregoire

It is coming!

C++17: Structured Bindings

by Marc Gregoire

From the article:

This is a first post in a series of short articles on new C++17 features. These articles will not contain all little details of the new features being presented, but they give you an idea about what new functionality has been added to C++17.

Quick Q: Initializing a C++11 string with {}

Quick A: It calls the initializer_list constructor that has the same effect in this case.

Recnetly on SO:

Initializing a C++11 string with {}

The {} initialization syntax is known as the uniform initialization syntax, it has a few key differences, but in your code as is they both do the same thing - construct a std::string object from the string literal "Test"

Initializing an object with an assignment is essentially the same as putting the right hand side in parentheses and constructing the object. For example the below two are the same

T obj = a;
T obj(a);

So you should be asking yourself, what is the difference between constructing a string object the following two ways

std::string{"Test"};
std::string("Test");

And the answer is that both the constructions above are the same and call the same constructor for std::string

For more on uniform initialization see https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/133688/is-c11-uniform-initialization-a-replacement-for-the-old-style-syntax

Functors in C++-Part I and II—Mayank Jain

And how they are used by the std:

Functors in C++

by Mayank Jain

Part I - Part II

From the article:

Functor or function object is a C++ class which defines the operator ( ). Functor let’s you create objects which “looks like” functions...