June 13th, 2001 — Less is More—or How to Get More Bang for Your Code — Andrei Alexandrescu

Published: Fri 01 June 2001
By nwcpp

In 2001.


6464 185th Avenue NE
Redmond, WA 98052


If you are tired of writing code, this talk is for you. The scam of the century - how to get more behavior with less code - will unveil under your incredulous eyes. Like in those pyramid schemes, a linear code-writing investment will bring you quick exponential returns. But this time it’s for real. We’ll experience that with a real-world example: 12 (t-w-e-l-v-e) industry-strength implementations of the popular standard string, std::basic_string, in a very compact presentation. Better yet, you can add your pet implementation, optimization, or feature with ease. Even better, the code compiles with the compiler produced by a software company near you. Which, you have to admit, makes the whole thing as real-world as it gets. Disclaimer: Motion sickness bags not provided. Attendance is at your own risk.


Andrei Alexandrescu is a Development Manager at RealNetworks Inc., based in Seattle, WA, and author of the acclaimed book Modern C++ Design. He may be contacted at andrei@metalanguage.com. Andrei is also a columnist for C/C++ Users Journal and one of the featured instructors of The C++ Seminar.