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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.

Rosetta

Posted on Thursday, Apr 16, 2020

Rob and Jason are joined by Andrew Leaver-Fay from UNC and Jack Maguire from Menten AI. They first discuss a proposal to update both C and C++ and create a unified common core for the languages. Then they talk to Andrew and Jack about Rosetta, a C++ protein modeling library, it’s history being ported from Fortran and some of its use cases such as creating HIV vaccines.

Making Nu Languages

Posted on Thursday, Apr 9, 2020

Rob and Jason are joined by Jonathan Turner. They first discuss updates to {fmt} and SourceTrail. Then they talk to Jonathan Turner about some of the languages he’s worked on; including Chaiscript with Jason, Typescript at Microsoft and Rust at Mozilla. They then talk about his current project: NuShell.

Intro to Modules

Posted on Thursday, Apr 2, 2020

Rob and Jason are joined by Daniela Engert. They first discuss a blog post on a new static analyzer feature in GCC 10 and Jason’s plans to port the classic DOOM game to C++. Then Daniela gives Jason and Rob an introduction to Modules in C++20.

C++ Build Insights

Posted on Thursday, Mar 26, 2020

Rob and Jason are joined by Kevin Cadieux and Sy Brand. They first discuss a blog post on Memory Access Patterns and the Clang 10 release. Then they talk about C++ Build Insights, Kevin tells us how vcperf can be used to find places where build performance can be improved in your code. Sy then goes over some of the other recent updates to Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code.

Meson and the Meson Manual

Posted on Thursday, Mar 19, 2020

Rob and Jason are joined by Jussi Pakkanen. They first discuss the ongoing effects that the Corona Virus is having on the C++ Community. Then they talk to Jussi Pakkanen who gives them an update on what’s changed in Mesonbuild since he was first on show 201 episodes earlier. Jussi also shares some info about the Meson Manual which is available as an e-book.

PVS-Studio Static Analysis

Posted on Thursday, Mar 12, 2020

Rob and Jason are joined by Yuri Minaev from PVS-Studio. They first discuss a blog posts on ISO’s recent decision not to break the C++ ABI in C++23 and getting rid of volatile in the Qt codebase. Then they talk to Yuri Minaev, one of the developers at PVS Studio working on the static analyzer. They discuss some of the forms of analysis that the tool excels at and how it’s changed the way Yuri programs.