Boost.Filesystem and error handling

Posted by user on 04 Feb 2015

Many Boost.Filesystem functions and methods (and the pattern also exists in Boost.Asio) will throw a boost::system::error_code in case of error, and sometimes it is not as obvious as you might expect, case in point:

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Tags: boost, c++, error, exceptions, tie, Uncategorized

Include what you use

Posted by user on 17 Jan 2014

Oh what a tangled web we weave when we first try to optimize files inclusion in C++. I can hear your sarcasm other-language programmer developer, feel free to flood the comments sections with something along the lines of “We don’t have this problem in fancy-new-language, you paleo-programmer!”.

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Tags: boost, clang, cpp, Uncategorized

Scaling with C++ 11

Posted by user on 21 Jun 2013

My "Scaling with C++ 11" talk is online.

It's really great to see yourself in video because everything bad about your presentation becomes obvious. I already have a lot of ideas to improve this one and I hope I can deliver something much better at Meeting C++. I hope to see you there!

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Tags: boost, c++, conference, Uncategorized

String to int and vice versa

Posted by user on 15 May 2013

> Hope you guys are enjoying C++ Now!

We use Boost.Spirit for all our parsing and generation. What I mean by that is that when you have to parse input or generate output, we don’t use std::stringstream, we don’t use the C libraries and we definitely don’t write custom parsers or generators.

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Tags: boost, c++, conversion, spirit, Uncategorized

Function composition in C++11

Posted by user on 19 Nov 2012

There is a lot of code in this post, it will probably not compile "as is" because of missing headers or compiler's incompatibilities. Nevertheless, we made available through our open source initiative the full working library on github. It has been tested on Clang 3.1, gcc 4.6.1 and MSVC 11 on FreeBSD, Linux and Windows.

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Tags: boost, c++, functional, quasardb, Uncategorized

BoostCon 2010

Posted by user on 16 Mar 2010

The BoostCon is a Boost centric conference, but it's actually much more than that. It's probably the best C++ conference in the world.

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Tags: boost, boostcon, c++, Uncategorized

Smart pointers are overused

Posted by user on 31 Aug 2009

Smart pointers have become the premium choice for memory management in C++. This is everything but odd, when you come to think of it.

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Tags: boost, c++, memory, smart pointers, stl, Uncategorized

What is heap fragmentation ?

Posted by user on 05 Jul 2009

Let me tell you why you're here. You're here because you know something. What you know you can't explain, but you feel it. You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. It is this feeling that has brought you to me. You want to know what is heap fragmentation.

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Tags: boost, c++, heap, Uncategorized, virtual memory

Reducing heap pressure

Posted by user on 14 Jun 2009

C++ is the world of do-it-yourself memory management. When discussing programming with someone, as I reach the point where I tell that I mainly work with C++ the first thing I hear is "Oh... But you have to deallocate memory yourself... That's so cumbersome and obsolete!"

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Tags: boost, c++, heap, pool, Uncategorized