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Overload Journal #89 - February 2009 or Programming Topics or Design of applications and programs
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A Usable C++ Dialect that is Safe Against Memory Corruption

Bob Schmidt

07 August 2017 00:55:27 +01:00

Suitable allocators for (Re)Actors can speed things up. Sergey Ignatchenko continues his investigation in Allocator for (Re)Actors (Part 2).

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Metaclasses: Thoughts on Generative C++

Bob Schmidt

06 August 2017 00:53:48 +01:00

Can you simplify C++ with minimal library extension? Herb Sutter shows how metaclasses could make this possible.

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A C++ Developer Sees Rustlang for the First Time

Bob Schmidt

05 August 2017 00:51:45 +01:00

Rust claims to run blazingly fast, prevents segfaults, and guarantees thread safety. Katarzyna Macias provides an introduction for a C++ developer.

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Portable Console I/O via iostreams

Bob Schmidt

04 August 2017 00:45:16 +01:00

Portable streaming is challenging. Alf Steinbach describes how his library fixes problems with non-ASCII characters.

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A Functional Alternative to Dependency Injection in C++

Bob Schmidt

03 August 2017 00:43:07 +01:00

Dependency injection allows flexibility. Satprem Pamudurthy showcases a functional alternative in C++.

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Afterwood

Bob Schmidt

01 August 2017 00:35:57 +01:00

Chris Oldwood reminds us to fix the problem, not to blame.

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Living Within Constraints

Bob Schmidt

07 July 2017 18:04:54 +01:00

Pete Goodliffe constrains what’s possible in your code.

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In Java I Wish I Could...

Bob Schmidt

06 July 2017 18:01:55 +01:00

Paul Grenyer wishes for features of one language in another.

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Rip It Up and Start Again

Bob Schmidt

05 July 2017 17:58:16 +01:00

Jez Higgins shares a tale of re-implementing a software system.

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Learning Other Languages

Bob Schmidt

04 July 2017 17:53:09 +01:00

Francis Glassborow considers natural and computer languages as tools of communication.

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Code Critique Competition 106

Bob Schmidt

02 July 2017 17:41:54 +01:00

Set and collated by Roger Orr. A book prize is awarded for the best entry.

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Allocator for (Re)Actors with Optional Kinda-Safety and Relocation

Martin Moene

06 June 2017 13:28:19 +01:00

How do you deal with memory for (Re)Actors? Sergey Ignatchenko proposes an allocation scheme.

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Initialization in C++ is Bonkers

Martin Moene

05 June 2017 13:29:24 +01:00

Uninitialised variables can cause problems. Simon Brand reminds us how complicated it can get.

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Vulkan and you – Khronos’ successor to OpenGL

Martin Moene

04 June 2017 13:30:18 +01:00

Various graphics APIs exist. Andy Thomason unravels the mysteries of Vulkan, the latest 3D Graphics API from Khronos, the custodians of OpenGL.

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Kotlin for C++ Developers

Martin Moene

03 June 2017 13:31:10 +01:00

What could a language the originated on the JVM possibly offer C or C++ devs? Hadi Hariri tells us.

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Getting Tuple Elements with a Runtime Index

Martin Moene

02 June 2017 13:32:06 +01:00

Accessing a tuple with a runtime index is a challenge. Anthony Williams shows us his approach.

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An Ode to Code

Martin Moene

08 May 2017 09:17:58 +01:00

Pete Goodliffe shares his annual programming practice poem.

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Myths about ‘Big Data’

Martin Moene

07 May 2017 09:19:03 +01:00

Reginald Garnepudi dispels some of the hype around one popular technology.

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On Turnabout is Fair Play

Martin Moene

06 May 2017 09:20:07 +01:00

A student responds to the Baron’s latest challenge.

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A Hollywood Take on Dangling Pointers?

Martin Moene

05 May 2017 09:20:59 +01:00

Silas S. Brown tells a fable about read-only variables.


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