March 19, 2014—C++17: I See a Monad in Your Future—Bartosz Milewski

Time and Location

March 19th, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Microsoft Campus.

Come at 6:45 for pizza sponsored by Aerotek.


The introduction of lambdas and first class function objects forever changed the nature of C++, opening up the floodgates to functional programming. Sometimes the best library design is based on a pattern that’s very familiar to a Haskell programmer but alien to a C++ programmer. The new std::future proposal for C++17 hides several functional patterns including that of a monad — the boogeyman of generations of imperative programmers. But once seen in action, the monad becomes just one more pattern in the toolbox of a library designer.


Bartosz Milewski always tries to be where the action is. He started as a quantum physicist when superstrings were hot, joined the software industry to build the search engine for Microsoft Windows, became an avid proponent of object-oriented programming, and wrote a book on C++. He got into concurrency and parallelism when the multicores hit the market, and now he’s evangelizing functional programming as the Holy Grail of software development.

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