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Concepts and Algorithm Intuition

Posted on Thursday, Nov 19, 2020

Rob and Jason are joined by Conor Hoekstra. They first talk about new and updated libraries in Boost and Herb Sutter’s trip report covering news from the recent virtual ISO plenary meeting where the first new features were voted into C++23. Then they talk to Conor about some of his recent conference talks on Algorithm Intuition and Concepts vs typeclasses.

Video Games, Robotics and Audio

Posted on Thursday, Nov 12, 2020

Rob and Jason are joined by Joël Lamotte. They first talk about C++20 Modules support in GCC and MSVC and a micro benchmarking library. Then they talk to Joël about how he got involved in C++, and his experiences working on indie video games, robotics and his recent transition to the audio industry working on a web assembly powered website.

Unicode Progress and C++/C Study Group

Posted on Thursday, Nov 5, 2020

Rob and JeanHeyd are joined by Aaron Ballman and Peter Brett, both members of the ISO C++ committee. They first talk about an extension for Visual Studio and Visual Code for visualizing struct layout and a blog post proposing a safer boolean type. Then they talk about Aaron and Peter about progress being made at virtual ISO meetings and the upcoming virtual Plenary meeting.

ThinLTO

Posted on Friday, Oct 30, 2020

Rob and Jason are joined by Teresa Johnson from Google. They first discuss the Qt6 beta release and a blog post proposing range_ref, a lightweight view for ranges. Then they talk to Teresa about ThinLTO, the scalable and incremental Link Time Optimization built into LLVM.

Rob and Jason are joined by Ben Deane from Quantlab. They first discuss the 11.0 update of Clang and an a blog post highlighting some of the smaller features that were added in C++17. They then talk to Ben about some of his recent CppCon talks including one on what we can learn from the history of programming languages and another on the ability to JIT C++ code.

Bazel

Posted on Friday, Oct 16, 2020

Rob and Jason are joined by Lukács Berki and Julio Merino from Google’s Bazel team. They discuss CppCon trip reports, the cpp subreddit and a video on C++ 20 Concepts. Then Lukács and Julio talk all about the advantages of Bazel and some of the key features of Google’s open source build tool.

Meeting C++ 2020

Posted on Friday, Oct 9, 2020

Rob and Jason are joined by Jens Weller from Meeting C++. They discuss a blog post on Immediately Invoked Function Expressions, a syntactic sugar library and JeanHeyd Meneid’s blog and video about the C++ Community. Then they talk with Jens about the upcoming Meeting C++ conference, on line user groups and job fairs and more.