Aaron Ballman is a security software engineer for CERT (a part of the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University). He has over a decade of experience writing cross-platform frameworks in C/C++, compiler & language design, and software engineering best practices and is currently a voting member of the C++ standards committee (WG21).
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Tag Archives: C++0x
One of the new features in C++0x is a declaration syntax allowing you to remove methods from a class entirely. While this may sound rather strange at first blush, it does have some interesting usages that will make your code … Continue reading
Delegating constructors are one of those minor language features that don’t get a lot of headlines, but make a programmer’s life much easier. It’s not likely something you’ll use on a daily basis, but it is something you will run … Continue reading
C++0x has a lot of great new features included in it. However, the “flashier” features like lambda functions have the tendency to overshadow other features. One of those features which I am guessing will be overshadowed is the ability to … Continue reading
One of the nice new features introduced by C++0x is automatic type inference for declarations. Essentially, it means that the compiler will figure out the declaration type based on information from the right-hand side of the expression. If you come … Continue reading
What is likely to be considered the biggest, sexiest feature of the new C++0x specification goes by many names. Some folks call them “function objects”, others call them “closures”, and still others call them “lambda functions.” Regardless of what you … Continue reading