Overload Journal 80 - August 2007

  • Overload 80 PDF

  • Consensus  WEB  PDF
    By Alan Griffiths
    It should be obvious that the process of agreeing effective standards must be dependant on attaining consensus.

  • Letter to the Editor  WEB  PDF
    By Paul Grenyer

  • He Sells Shell Scripts to Intersect Sets  WEB  PDF
    By Thomas Guest
    Graphical User Interfaces are in great demand but for some tasks there are better tools. Thomas Guest demonstrates the capabilities of command shells.

  • The PfA Papers: From the Top  WEB  PDF
    By Kevlin Henney
    A characteristic of patterns is that experienced developers often experience a moment of recognition upon reading the write up. Sometimes the write up isn't even needed...

  • Release Mode Debugging  WEB  PDF
    By Roger Orr
    Although we try not to put bugs into software, sometimes we must track them down to remove them. Roger Orr considers the difficulties when they can only be seen in release builds.

  • auto_value: Transfer Semantics for Value Types  WEB  PDF
    By Richard Harris
    "Copy On Write" (COW) sounds like an ideal idiom for avoiding expensive copies. But care must be taken to avoid producing a "mad cow".

  • Guidelines for Contributors  WEB  PDF
    By Overload
    Thinking of writing for us? Follow these guidelines to help smooth the way.

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