C++ Core Guidelines: std::array and std::vector are your Friends

In 99 % of your use-cases for a sequential container, you are totally fine with a std::array or a std::vector. What? If you don't believe me, read this post.

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C++ Core Guidelines: The Standard Library

The rules to the C++ standard library are mainly about containers, strings, and iostreams.

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C++ Core Guidelines: The Remaining Rules to Source Files

Today, I complete the rules of the C++ core guidelines to source files. They are about header files and namespaces.

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C++ Core Guidelines: Source Files

The organisation of source files is a topic which is quite seldom addressed in C++. With C++20 we will get modules, but until then we should distinguish between the implementation and the interface of our code.

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C++ Core Guidelines: Mixing C with C++

Due to the same history of C and C++, both languages are closely related. Because neither of them is a subset of the other, you have to know a few rules to mix them.

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Types-, Non-Types, and Templates as Template Parameters

I assume you saw the additional keywords typename or template used before a name in a template. Me too. Honestly, I was quite surprised. Today's post is about dependent names and various template parameters.

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Templates: Misconceptions and Surprises

I often teach the basics to templates. Templates are special. Therefore, I encounter many misconceptions which cause surprises. Here are a few of them.

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C++ Core Guidelines: Surprise included with the Specialisation of Function Templates

Today, I finish the C++ core guidelines rules to templates with a big surprise for many C++ developers. I write about the specialisation of function templates.

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C++ Core Guidelines: Other Template Rules

Today, I write about the few remaining rules to templates. Because a collective name is missing, they put the heterogenous rules to templates in the section other. The rules are about best practices but also about surprises. 

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C++ Core Guidelines: Programming at Compile Time with constexpr

My mini-series about programming at compile time started with template metaprogramming, continued with the type-traits library, and ends today with constant expressions (constexpr).

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