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C++ developer at heart, loves to play around with graphics APIs.


Apr
17
comment Does it make sense to choose UTF-32, based on concern that some basic rule will be broken for UTF-8?
wstring is a basic_string<wchar_t>. wchar_t is implementation-defined in size and definitely not enough bits for UTF-32 on Windows.
Apr
14
comment Why Num&sizeMinusOne faster than num&(size-1)
Note that the question as it stands now is about implementing power-of-two modulo by either and masking or the generic % modulo operator. You seem to have at this time described the difference between two and calls.
Mar
20
comment Why isn't the arrow operator in C++ just an alias of *.?
@Guss: I cannot find any chapter and verse for your claim, nor reproduce it in a compiler. C++11 13.5.6/1 indicates that if a suitable overload exists, x->m shall be interpreted as (x.operator->())->m. If the LHS is something that has a suitable overload of operator-> again, this process recurs until there's just the usual (*x).m effect of 5.2.5/2.
Mar
10
comment Using scoped enums for bit flags in C++
The unscoped enumerator is only declared in the surrounding scope. Being able to qualify it by the enum-name is part of lookup rules, not the declaration. C++11 7.2/10: Each enum-name and each unscoped enumerator is declared in the scope that immediately contains the enum-specifier. Each scoped enumerator is declared in the scope of the enumeration. These names obey the scope rules defined for all names in (3.3) and (3.4).
Feb
5
comment Best way to hide API key in source code
It may be beneficial to outline the concept of of an API key for readers unfamiliar with it. An API key is a secret awarded to the developer of some software interacting with a service (typically a web service). It is used to identify the source of traffic, lift restrictions vs. anonymous accesses, and to bill the owner of the key for service usage. You are expected to keep it moderately hidden and preferably revoke it if it's compromised. As it needs to be communicated in full to the service, you always lose.
Jan
7
comment argument grouping with parenthesis are valid in C++?
On some (conformant, not VS2013) C++11 compilers, the function call can be made as func({1, 2, 3, 4}, 5.5f);. Note that the using namespace std; statement is not necessary for the solution, just a habit of the answerer.
Dec
18
comment Where does the tradition of shell prompts in code snippets come from?
In instructions that occasionally require root, it's common to see $ and # used to indicate which operations require escalation.
Dec
17
comment Should Repositories return IQueryable?
This answer does not stand on its own without consulting the volatile external link. Consider summarizing at least the key points made by the external resource, and try to keep personal opinion out of your answer ("worst idea I've heard"). Also consider removing the code snippet that seems unrelated to anything IQueryable.
Dec
12
awarded  Yearling
Nov
16
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
4
answered Is it better to have constructors with or without parameters?
Jul
20
comment Is there a name for this tree variant?
The intent was never to recommend another structure. It was evidence to an existing name for a similar concept.
Jul
20
answered Is there a name for this tree variant?
May
2
comment Solution with multiple projects and (GitHub) single issue tracker and repository
An answer should answer the real underlying question and demonstrate some actual experience or common practices. A simple "yup/nope" with some non-applicable rationale isn't a quality answer. I'm sorry, but your answer contributes nothing to the actual underlying question.
May
2
comment Solution with multiple projects and (GitHub) single issue tracker and repository
What does the organization of an IDE/build have to do with the number of repositories and issue trackers you have? You can still fit into the IDE model with multiple repositories as submodules, for example.
Apr
22
answered Is GCC dying without threads support on Windows?
Dec
30
comment Having error codes option in C++ library for performance
Whatever you do, please use a less generic name for your macro. At least slip in the name of the library somewhere to help prevent collisions.
Dec
20
answered Term for a single C++ endpoint/object file
Dec
18
comment Using a GPL game engine
@JanHudec: My comment is in a context that has since then been removed, either due to editing of the original question or removal of another comment I was referencing. Please refrain from jumping to conclusions.