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Vcpkg Registries

Posted on Friday, Feb 26, 2021

Rob and Jason are joined by Nicole Mazzuca from Microsoft. They first talk about a differential equation library, and modules support in build2 and meson. Then they talk to Nicole from Microsoft’s vcpkg team about some new features in vcpkg to enable teams to host their own libraries.

Fuzz Testing on the GPU

Posted on Friday, Nov 27, 2020

Rob and Jason are joined by Artem Dinaburg and Ryan Eberhardt. They first talk about a new version of CMake that was just released, an interview with Bjarne Stroustrup and another month of new ISO papers. Then they talk to Artem and Ryan who talk about fuzz testing, including a new fuzz testing project being worked at Trail of Bits to enable fuzz testing on the GPU.

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.


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.