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Generic Programming in C++: A real-world example  

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5:00 PM Saturday
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C++ and C++11
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In this session, I will take a request from the boost mailing list: | Why doesn’t boost have hex/unhex functions, I think they would be useful. And walk through the design and implementation of these algorithms for the Boost.Algorithm library. Although the functions are simple, there are a surprising number of interesting design decisions that were made along the way – and I will explore them in this talk. Issues covered: 1) Generic programming design 2) Dealing with iterators (including the problems with output iterators) 3) Template metaprogramming (including enable_if) 4) Boost.Exception 5) Fit and polish of code.

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Marshall Clow

C++ programmer for Qualcomm; Boost & LLVM contributor, C++ standards committee member. Marshall has presented at the LLVM developer's conference, C++Now, BoostCon, ACCU, MacHack, and previous editions of the SVCC.
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