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Don’t pass lambdas (or other multi-line entities) as parameters to macros—Raymond Chen

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Don’t pass lambdas (or other multi-line entities) as parameters to macros

by Raymond Chen

From the article:

Consider this macro:

#ifdef DEBUG
#define LOG(value) LogValue(value)
#else
// In production, evaluate but don't log.
#define LOG(value) (value)
#endif

This seems not entirely unreasonable, but bad things happen if you pass a multi-line entity as the macro parameter...

Quick Q: How to use auto keyword to assign a variable of type uint32_t or uint64_t in C++

Quick A: Write the type!

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How to use auto keyword to assign a variable of type uint32_t or uint64_t in C++

I'm assuming you're working with the AAA style suggested by Herb Sutter.

In that case, a nice solution is to simply write:

auto variable_name = uint64_t{ 5000000000 };

This is clear, consistent, and explicitly typed with no nasty C-preprocessor necessary.

How to Design Function Parameters That Make Interfaces Easier to Use (2/3)—Jonathan Boccara

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How to Design Function Parameters That Make Interfaces Easier to Use (2/3)

by Jonathan Boccara

From the article:

Let’s continue exploring how to design function parameters that help make both interfaces and their calling code more expressive.

If you missed on the previous episode of this topic, here is what this series of articles contains:

  • Part 1: interface-level parameters, one-parameter functions, const parameters,
  • Part 2: calling contexts, strong types, parameters order,
  • Part 3: packing parameters, processes, levels of abstraction.