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The C++ highlights and more of GCC 5.1

The release of GCC 5.1 is a highlight, here is an overview on the most important new things:

The C++ highlights of GCC 5.1 and more

by Jens Weller

From the article:

Just recently, GCC 5.0 has been released as GCC5.1, the not only the newest version of GCC, but also bumping up the version number from 4 to 5. This release is a major milestone for GCC, but also for C++, as it brings full C++14 support, but yet not C++11(std=c++11) as the new default...

CppCon 2014 Viewing The World Through Array-Shaped Glasses—Ɓukasz Mendakiewicz

While we wait for CppCon 2015 in September, we’re featuring videos of some of the 100+ talks from CppCon 2014. Here is today’s feature:

Viewing The World Through Array-Shaped Glasses

by Łukasz Mendakiewicz

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Summary of the talk:

It's agreed among experts that the most performant data structure in C++ is an array. Or a vector. Or a dynarray. Indeed, until recently there was no standardized approach in C++ to view these types in an uniform manner. It was even murkier when the data had logically more than one dimension. This talk is an introduction to the new features proposed for C++17 in N3851 [TBD: update after Rapperswil] bringing all contiguous data into harmony and lifting it to higher dimensions: index, bounds, array_view and more. Attendees will also learn how indexable algorithms differ from the traditional elemental ones, and what does it mean for parallelism.

CppCon 2014 Generic Programming with Concepts Lite, Part II—Andrew Sutton

While we wait for CppCon 2015 in September, we’re featuring videos of some of the 100+ talks from CppCon 2014. Here is today’s feature:

Generic Programming with Concepts Lite, Part II

by Andrew Sutton

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Summary of the talk:

In this talk, I will give an overview of the Concepts Lite language extension for C++ and present examples of its use in design and implementation of real-world generic libraries. Concepts Lite provides the ability for programmers to directly state constraints on template arguments as part of the template declaration. These constraints are predicates which determine whether or not a template argument can be used with that template. Constraints are checked by the compiler at the point of use, meaning that that effectively constrained generic libraries will not suffer from the usual problems of insane diagnostics. Libraries written using concepts will be far more readable and maintainable than the status quo. This talk will focus on generic programming, proposed language features, and their use in building real-world libraries.

Concepts Lite is a forthcoming ISO Technical Specification (TS) aimed at publication alongside C++14. Concepts Lite is implemented in a branch of GCC, which will be made available to the audience for experiments and experience.

CppCon 2014 Generic Programming with Concepts Lite, Part I—Andrew Sutton

While we wait for CppCon 2015 in September, we’re featuring videos of some of the 100+ talks from CppCon 2014. Here is today’s feature:

Generic Programming with Concepts Lite, Part I

by Andrew Sutton

(watch on YouTube) (watch on Channel 9)

Summary of the talk:

In this talk, I will give an overview of the Concepts Lite language extension for C++ and present examples of its use in design and implementation of real-world generic libraries. Concepts Lite provides the ability for programmers to directly state constraints on template arguments as part of the template declaration. These constraints are predicates which determine whether or not a template argument can be used with that template. Constraints are checked by the compiler at the point of use, meaning that that effectively constrained generic libraries will not suffer from the usual problems of insane diagnostics. Libraries written using concepts will be far more readable and maintainable than the status quo. This talk will focus on generic programming, proposed language features, and their use in building real-world libraries.

Concepts Lite is a forthcoming ISO Technical Specification (TS) aimed at publication alongside C++14. Concepts Lite is implemented in a branch of GCC, which will be made available to the audience for experiments and experience.

the asynchronous library - Christophe Henry @ Meeting C++ 2014

A new video from Meeting C++ 2014:

the asynchronous library

by Christophe Henry

From the talk description:

An infrastructure library on which Boost Meta State Machine can build. This will be provided by the Asynchronous library: Active Objects, proxies, threadpools, parallelization algorithms, work-stealing, distributed programming...

The bell has tolled for rand()—Indi

An extensive article about rand(), it's replacement in C++11 and the possible future was posted last december:

The bell has tolled for rand()

by Indi

Form the article:

In their recent meeting in Urbana, the C++ standard committee took the rare step of removing several outdated facilities from (what will probably become) C++17. Most of the things removed had been deprecated since C++11, but there was one surprising item on the list: std::random_shuffle(). Its removal is a signal of a big change that has been building in the background for a while: the end of std::rand()...

CppCon 2014 Paying for Lunch: C++ in the ManyCore Age

While we wait for CppCon 2015 in September, we’re featuring videos of some of the 100+ talks from CppCon 2014. Here is today’s feature:

Paying for Lunch: C++ in the ManyCore Age

moderated by Herb Sutter, with Pablo Halpern, Jared Hoberock, Artur Laksberg, Ade Miller, Gor Nishanov and Michael Wong.

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Summary of the talk:

Concurrency is one of the major focuses of C++17 and one of the biggest challenges facing C++ programmers today. Hear what this panel of experts has to say about how to write concurrent C++ now and in the future.

Interactive Metaprogramming Shell based on Clang

A new video from Meeting C++ 2014:

Interactive Metaprogramming Shell based on Clang

by Ábel Sinkovics

From the talk description:

Developing metaprograms is hard and painful. Templight (http://plc.inf.elte.hu/templight/) supports the development and debugging of template metaprograms, but the code has to be recompiled after every minor change and tricks are needed to retrieve useful information about the result...

Expression Templates Revisited

A new video from Meeting C++ 2014!

Expression Templates Revisited

by Klaus Iglberger

From the talk description:

Since their invention in 1995, Expression Templates (ETs) have proven to be a valuable tool for many C++ template libraries. Especially numerics libraries quickly embraced them as salvation for the performance deficiencies of standard C++. This reputation as performance optimization...