CppCon 2018: Nano-coroutines to the Rescue! (Using Coroutines TS, of Course)--G. Nishanov

We’re in the final countdown to this year’s CppCon, which starts on September 16. To whet your appetite for this year’s conference, here’s another of the top-rated talks from last year. Enjoy – and register today for CppCon 2019!

Nano-coroutines to the Rescue! (Using Coroutines TS, of Course)

by G. Nishanov

Summary of the talk:

Are you doing memory lookups in a huge table?
Does your embarrassingly random access to your lookup tables lead to memory stalls?

Fear no more!

We will explore techniques that allow us to do useful work while the prefetcher is busily working on bringing the requested cache lines from main memory, by utilizing nano-coroutines.

And the best part, nano-coroutines can be easily implemented using Coroutines TS that is already available in MSVC and Clang compilers. With a little bit of library support we can utilize the coroutines to extract intra-thread parallelism and quadruple the speed up your lookups.

Comparisons in C++20--Barry Revzin

Get familiar with it, it's coming and it's going to help you!

Comparisons in C++20

by Barry Revzin

From the article:

Now that the Cologne meeting is over and we’ve more or less finalized (at least before the NB comments come in) C++20, I wanted to take the time to describe in detail one of the new language features we can look forward to. The feature is typically referred to as operator<=> (defined in the language as “three-way comparison operator” but more colloquially referred to as “operator spaceship”), but I think it has broader scope than that.

We’re not just getting a new operator, we’re significantly changing the semantics of how comparisons work at a language level...

std::format in C++20--Victor Zverovich

Just great!

std::format in C++20

by Victor Zverovich

From the article:

I’m happy to announce that the Text Formatting proposal (std::format) made it into the C++20 Committee Draft at the Cologne meeting, just in time before the feature freeze. This concludes a three-year long design, implementation, and standardization effort.

Here’s a brief history of the proposal aka “what took you so long?”...

Trip report: Summer ISO C++ standards meeting (Cologne)--Herb Sutter

Many things happened!

Trip report: Summer ISO C++ standards meeting (Cologne)

by Herb Sutter

From the article:

Obligatory comment: The C++20 Eagle has wings.

At noon today, July 20 2019, the ISO C++ committee completed its summer meeting in Cologne, Germany, hosted with thanks by Think-Cell, SIGS Datacom, SimuNova, Silexica, Meeting C++, Josuttis Eckstein, Xara, Volker Dörr, Mike Spertus, and the Standard C++ Foundation...

Expressiveness, Nullable Types, and Composition (Part 1)

How do you do it?

Expressiveness, Nullable Types, and Composition (Part 1)

by Rafael Varago

From the article:

We’re software developers, our mission is to provide software that solves problems. And in its essence, writing software is all about composition.

We have a big problem to solve, so we break it up into smaller pieces that can be more easily comprehended, and then we compose these smaller pieces together into working software...

Simplify Your Code With Rocket Science: C++20’s Spaceship Operator--Cameron DaCamara


Simplify Your Code With Rocket Science: C++20’s Spaceship Operator

by Cameron DaCamara

From the article:

C++20 adds a new operator, affectionately dubbed the “spaceship” operator: <=>. There was a post awhile back by our very own Simon Brand detailing some information regarding this new operator along with some conceptual information about what it is and does.  The goal of this post is to explore some concrete applications of this strange new operator and its associated counterpart, the operator== (yes it has been changed, for the better!), all while providing some guidelines for its use in everyday code.

Submit your talk to Meeting C++ 2019!

The call for submissions is open for Meeting C++ 2019!

New speakers are welcome to submit as there is a dedicated track for this, start speaking at Meeting C++!

Submit your talk to Meeting C++ 2019!

by Jens Weller

From the article:

When Meeting C++ 2019 was announced in the begin of April, there was already a hint that you could submit your talks. And so far a few have done so. Now its time for an official news entry. Submit your talk to Meeting C++ 2019! This year its the 8th edition of Meeting C++!

Speaking at Meeting C++ is a fun experience, you get to attend the speakers dinner, attend the full conference for free and enjoy the luxurious Hotelrooms the Andels offers from Wednesday to Saturday! You can look at last years schedule to get a feel for what your competition might talk about, but have in mind that you don't see the talks that were not submitted! If you want to talk about a C++ topic that wasn't covered yet, or have a unique idea for your talk, please submit! Speakers don't need to buy a ticket and the conference has a contingent of rooms available for speakers & staff.

Report from the February 2019 ISO C++ meeting (Core Language working group)--Jason Merrill

Short and sweet.

Report from the February 2019 ISO C++ meeting (Core Language working group)

by Jason Merrill

From the article:

The February 2019 ISO C++ meeting was held in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. As usual, Red Hat sent three developers to the meeting: I attended in the Core Language working group, Jonathan Wakely in Library, and Thomas Rodgers in SG1 (parallelism and concurrency). The meeting went smoothly, although there was significant uncertainty at the beginning where we would end up. In the end, Modules and Coroutines were accepted into the C++20 draft, so now we have our work cut out for us nailing down the remaining loose corners. Here ar highlights from the meeting...

Trip Report: C++ Standards Meeting in Kona, February 2019--Botond Ballo

Everything you need to know.

Trip Report: C++ Standards Meeting in Kona, February 2019

by Botond Ballo

From the article:

A few weeks ago I attended a meeting of the ISO C++ Standards Committee (also known as WG21) in Kona, Hawaii. This was the first committee meeting in 2019; you can find my reports on 2018’s meetings here (November 2018, San Diego), here (June 2018, Rapperswil), and here (March 2018, Jacksonville). These reports, particularly the San Diego one, provide useful context for this post...