[FoRK] C++

Sat N <sateesh.narahari at gmail.com> on Thu Mar 29 11:58:52 PDT 2007

memory pooling, cross platform issues, because its cool to create wrappers.

On 3/29/07, Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
> 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?
>
> sdw
> >
> > 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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