CppCon 2015 – Day 4

Titus Winters talked at length about how to write sustainable code. He preaching to the choir as far as I’m concerned, the issue is how to convince coworkers and managers that testing and fast builds are fundamental.

Chandler Carruth showed how to microbenchmark C++ code with perf, which is a tool I already use. A must-see for anyone who’s concerned with performance.

Andrei Alexandrescu did a C++ version of the work he’s done for the D allocators (using my laptop, no less), which was still interesting for me. I might actually get what they’re for now.

My favourite part of the day was the talk about tools for template programming in C++ by Abel Sinkovics. Apparently we now have a C++ compile-time debugger! Ever wondered what templates get instantiated and it what order? Now we can easily find out. I wonder if I can do something similar for D… (as if I wasn’t busy enough already).

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