March 12th, 2003 — Resource Management in C++ — Bartosz Milewski

Published: Sat 01 March 2003
By nwcpp

In 2003.


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Everybody knows the adage “Resource acquisition is initialization.” Not many people know that this simple principle gave rise to the whole methodology of Resource Management (RM). Bartosz will try to convince us that RM is better than garbage collection. He will describe auto_vector — a simpler alternative to a vector of reference-counted smart pointers (which will most likely become part of the new C++ Standard). He will also talk about his personal favorite: using RM in Windows (non-MFC) programming.


Bartosz is the author of the book, C++ In Action, published by Addison-Wesley in 2001. He is also the CEO of Reliable Software LLC (see his company website