Overload Journal 130 - December 2015

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  • Editorial: Reduce, reuse, recycle  WEB  PDF
    By Frances Buontempo
    The introduction of a carrier bag tax has caused a little fuss. Frances Buontempo considers if it has lessons for programmers.

  • Once Again on TCP vs UDP  WEB  PDF
    By Sergey Ignatchenko
    TCP and UDP have different properties. Sergey Ignatchenko weighs up their pros and cons.

  • Type Mosaicing with Consultables and Delegates  WEB  PDF
    By Nicolas Bouillot
    If several classes need to work together lots of boilerplate code is often needed. Nicolas Bouillot introduces type mosaicing to avoid this.

  • The Universality and Expressiveness of std::accumulate  WEB  PDF
    By Paul Keir
    Folding is a highly generic operation available through std::accumulate. Paul Keir goes beyond reduction, with the help of C++14’s polymorphic lambdas.

  • QM Bites - The two sides of Boolean Parameters  WEB  PDF
    By Matthew Wilson
    Boolean parameters are tempting but make life difficult. Matthew Wilson advises us to avoid them (almost) all the time.

  • Identify your Errors better with char[]  WEB  PDF
    By Patrick Martin and Dietmar Kühl
    Error codes still get used instead of exceptions. Patrick Martin and Dietmar Kühl consider how to use char arrays for better information.

  • CPU Clocks and Clock Interrupts, and Their Effects on Schedulers  WEB  PDF
    By Bob Schmidt
    Instructions to sleep for a second almost never result in precisely one second’s sleep. Bob Schmidt walks us through the mechanics of why.

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