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Who Owns Who? (Inverting the PathEngine ownership graph)—Thomas Young

Blog post about API design for objects with dependencies and lifetime management:

Who owns who

by Thomas Young

About the article

A key take-away is that a simple reference counting strategy can be the ideal way to manage lifetimes for API objects, since, as the API designer we can choose to enforce a directed acyclic graph dependency structure.

Lambda Overdose

Do you feel the same way?

Lambda Overdose

by Arne Mertz

From the article:

Lambdas are a nice recent addition to C++. They are cool, they are hip, and they tend to be overused and misused.

Since lambda expressions came up in C++11 and got a huge boost in usability in C++14, they have been all the rage. Don’t get me wrong. Lambdas really are useful and cool and everything. But reading blog posts, the CppLang Slack channel and other sources lately has given me the impression that some people use lambdas in ways they should not be used...

Refactoring the HTML Text Editor for QWebEngine

An update on the HTML Text Editor I hacked with Qt and TinyMCE3:

Refactoring the HTML Text Editor for QWebEngine

by Jens Weller

From the article:

In the last post, I described my experience with using MSVC as a compiler in combination with QtCreator. The reason I set this up was, that with Qt 5.7 QWebkit isn't anymore supported, and the HTML TextEditor based on tinymce3 is a central part of my application. Instead of QWebkit there is now QWebEngine, based on chromium, a very fine solution...

Quick Q: why there is no data-race in the following case?

Quick A: No write is triggered so no data race occurs.

Recently on SO:

why there is no data-race in the following case?

Data races are not static properties of your code. They are properties of the actual state of the program at execution time. So while that program could be in a state where the code would produce a data race, that's not the question.

The question is, given the state of the system, will the code cause a data race? And since the program is in a state such that neither thread will write to either variable, then the code will not cause a data race.

Data races aren't about what your code might do. It's about what they will do. Just as a function that takes a pointer isn't undefined behavior just because it uses the pointer without checking for NULL. It is only UB if someone passes a pointer that really is NULL.

C++ Weekly Episode 50: Inheriting Lambdas vs Generic Lambdas—Jason Turner

Episode 50 of C++ Weekly.

Inheriting Lambdas vs Generic Lambdas

by Jason Turner

About the show:

The last episode of C++ Weekly showed why and where we might want to inherit from lambdas and create a merged lambda with the signatures of two or more other lambdas. In this episode Jason compares a merged lambda with a generic lambda and what the pros and cons might be.

Fold Expressions—Rainer Grimm

Do you know how they work?

Fold Expressions

by Rainer Grimm

From the article:

With fold expressions you can implement the from Haskell known functions foldl, foldr, foldl1 and foldr1 directly in C++. These four functions successively reduce a list to a single value...

How C++ lambda expressions can improve your Qt code—Aurélien Gâteau

Lambdas are helping you.

How C++ lambda expressions can improve your Qt code

by Aurélien Gâteau

From the article:

In case you’ve missed it, lambda expression support has been added to C++ in C++11. In this article we are going to see how to take advantage of lambda expressions in your Qt code to simplify it and make it more robust, but also which pitfalls to avoid...