Tag Archives: generic programming
The word ‘concept’ in the context of C++ generic programming has two meanings. The first is more abstract: it is the notion from the domain of Generic Programming (GP) in general. GP is not tied to any specific language: it … Continue reading
“Concept” can mean two things in the context of C++ generic libraries: Something informal: something we know about template parameters, and can tell to other human programmers, e.g. in documentation. A language feature. This post is about concepts in the … Continue reading
In this post I want to describe a problem my colleagues have faced a couple of times recently, and show how it can be solved with C++. Here is the goal. We want to provide a function (or a set … Continue reading
This post is an introduction to another one that I intend to write in the future. The goal of this one is to go over the concepts of function template specialization, function (template) overloading, argument dependent lookup (ADL) and overload … Continue reading
I consider the Standard Template Library an amazing piece of work that constitutes a milestone in the evolution of programming languages. Not only is it useful in itself, but it also brought into existence the notion of generic programming. What … Continue reading
Today I want to share with you a more philosophical issue I face with how the meaning of operator< is overloaded in C++. This could cause subtle bugs in programs.