Blog Posts about C/C++
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After the discussion on client configurations betraying your infrastructure choices, my talk with Sim Pul Simon (my corrected spelling) turned to other server examples.
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We've all come to terms with the fact that the models that in glitzy magazines aren't really themselves. Aggressive Photoshop embellishments make them look bigger than life. And yet, it appears that in many other areas, our senses are being artistically manipulated. We simply don't know it. Where do you draw the line between legit cosmetics and sheer fraud?
Yves Smith, the nom de plume of the creator of Naked Capitalism and one of the most savvy and respected members of the blogosphere. In professional life Yves is known as Susan Webber. Yves recently gave an interview to an Israeli financial newspaper in which she claims that a federal team unofficially called "the plunge protection team" is manipulating the stocks on Wall Street.
software development kit for the upcoming iPhone OS 4.0 says that native
applications must be "originally written" in Objective C, C, or C++",
forbidding developers from using any sort of "translation or compatibility
layer." This legalese seems to rule out just about anything you can think
of -- translating an application written in any other language to C++. However,
this stern interpretation is probably exaggerated. Besides, when you consider the outcry and criticism with which Apple's license was greeted, you can't help but wondering where all these freedom of expression activists were when Sun -- and later Microsoft and Google -- imposed similar draconian restrictions on developers.
On 2nd December Bjarne Stroustrup delivered a talk about the standardization process of C++0x at the Stevens institute. Here some of the key points from his talk.
The minutes from the
In August I dedicated a series to the debate about C++0x attributes. I believe that it covered the subject in a balanced and detailed way, but I keep getting complaints from C++ users who don't like attributes for various reasons. Here's a recent email I received from a Polish C++ programmer. While it doesn't represent my opinion about attributes -- I'm rather neutral about this feature and consider it a "solution waiting for a problem" -- but it suggests that attributes are still a highly controversial issue that will haunt C++ for a long time. The email is quoted here with minor edits that and as usual, with all private details removed.
Almost a year ago, I posted here The Web 2.0 Guy I Ain't. People wonder whether I still resist all those Web 2.0 features and technologies at the end of 2009.