Category Archives: C++

Discipline doesn’t scale

If programmers were just more disciplined, more professional, they’d write better software. All they need is a code of conduct telling them how to work like those of us who’ve worked it out. The above statement is true, which is … Continue reading

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Computing’s fundamental Principle of No Learning

I haven’t used Taligent’s frameworks or operating systems directly; what I know of it comes from their documentation and the book Inside Taligent Technology. I put some small effort into finding out whether it’s possible to use the Taligent system … Continue reading

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ClassBrowser: warts and all

I previously gave a sneak peak of ClassBrowser, a dynamic execution environment for Objective-C. It’s not anything like ready for general use (in fact it can’t really do ObjC very well at all), but it’s at the point where you … Continue reading

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A sneaky preview of ClassBrowser

Let me start with a few admissions. Firstly, I have been computering for a good long time now, and I still don’t really understand compilers. Secondly, work on my GNUstep Web side-project has tailed off for a while, because I … Continue reading

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enum class in C++11

I’ve opened the new edition of Cuboid Stroustrup exactly once, and I’ve already learned exactly one useful thing. Before going into what that thing was, a comment on the book: The C++ Programming Language is, along with Object-Oriented Software Construction … Continue reading

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LLVM projects you may not be aware of

All Mac and iPhone OS developers must by now be familiar with LLVM, the Low-Level Virtual Machine compiler that Apple has backed in preference to GCC (presumably at least partially because because GCC 4.5 is now a GPLv3 project, in … Continue reading

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On dynamic vs. static polymorphism

An interesting juxtaposition in the ACCU 2009 schedule put my talk on “adopting MVC in Objective-C and Cocoa” next to Peter Sommerlad’s talk on “Design patterns with modern C++”. So the subject matter in each case was fairly similar, but … Continue reading

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