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Programming Topics and Overload Journal #74 - Aug 2006

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Comments Considered Good
Description : In our last issue, we offered the case against comments; in this issue, William Fishbourne responds in defence. He argues that it is not the practice of commenting that it is evil, it is the thoughtless commenter.

Introducing CODEF/CML
Description : This article introduces a C# serialization facility that proposes a novel separation between object models, representing the serialized data, and class descriptors, representing the binding to the receiving design space.

Fine Tuning for lexical_cast
Description : Alexander Nasonov takes a look at Boost's lexical_cast and addresses a common user request: "make it go faster".

C# Generics - Beyond Containers of T
Description : Steve Love takes a look at generics in C# v2.0, how to use them to simplify code and even remove dependencies.

The Kohonen Neural Network Library
Description : Seweryn Habdank-Wojewódzki and Janusz Rybarski present a C++ library for users of Kohonen Neural Networks.