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  • October 13, 2015 - Daniel Kolesa

    Some Final Thoughts on C++11

    This article is part 4 of a 4 part series on the benefits of the C++11 revision of the C++ programming language. The previous three articles in this series introduced readers to C++11 toolchains and some of the biggest features this revision of C++ provides. This article covers a handful of minor features that are still quite valuable for anyone writing software in C++11 including range-based for loops, initializer lists, null pointer constants, strongly typed enumerations, static asserts, user defined literals and more. Finally, this article closes with an introduction to a personal project of mine that makes a handful of things in C++11 easier. Other improvements There are quite a few features of C++11 that are worth mentioning, even if they don’t warrant as detailed an entry as the last two articles in this series. Range-based for Loop There is now a new for loop syntax for iterating over […]

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  • August 18, 2015 - Daniel Kolesa

    Introduction to C++11 Toolchains

    This article is part 1 of a 4 part series on the benefits of the C++11 revision of the C++ programming language The C++11 standard has been with us for quite a while, but it hasn’t yet gained traction as significantly as one might expect. It’s a shame as there are many reasons to utilize C++11 features, and the toolchain support is pretty good, especially on Unix-like systems with Windows finally catching up. I decided to write a series of articles to advertise the benefits of C++11 and provide an explanation of some of the new features. I found various resources on the web that are quite misleading, so I feel it is important to clarify some things. This article will focus on three of the popular toolchains used for compiling C++ programs. Toolchain Coverage C++11 toolchain support seems to be pretty good. These are the main three compilers most […]

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