[FoRK] C++

Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> on Thu Mar 29 11:23:17 PDT 2007

Sat N wrote:
> yes, I was a C++ programmer for a while  - when I started writing
> Java, I realized that I really don't like coding and moved onto the
> dark side.  Every product I worked on, we rewrote the allocators .
Just for memory pooling or some other reasons?

> On 3/28/07, Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
>> Are you now, or have you ever been a C++ guru?  ("I have no recollection
>> of that senator."  Err, today that was "congressman.")
>> I'm on a technology refresh and coding kick, annoyed that I let (without
>> realizing it) my C++ fade so much in the face of A) a lot of Java / C#
>> (and even Haskell), B) mostly paying attention to high-level concepts
>> like semantic web / RDF, AI, XML, GUIs, scalability, etc., and C) some
>> long periods of analysis / writing / auditing / etc. that starved me of
>> coding.
>> I'm curious how many other FoRKers are or were into C++.
>> In many ways, this is the best era for C++ as compilers actually
>> implement the language now, libraries and idioms have matured, and there
>> are actually books that concisely cover the concepts involved.  Some of
>> the things you can do with advanced libraries almost seems magical, and
>> it's  pretty much all at compile time.
>> Has anyone recently tried to combine gc (the non-VM garbage collector)
>> or another garbage collector with C++, Boost, etc.?
>> Has anyone implemented any interesting allocators and support libraries?
>> sdw
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