By Tom Manshreck, Abseil Tech Writer
CppCon 2018 was held in Bellevue, WA at the end of September.
C++ has changed a lot since the transformative introduction of C++11. It is now all too apparent that C++ API Design itself also needs to change as the lessons learned about, for example, type design become more understood.
Titus Winters reflects on the changes to C++ and how the introduction of new principles such as move-only types have affected API design in this two-part talk.
In the first part, Titus focuses on parameter passing and an API’s
overload set in providing a powerful conceptual framework for API
design. In the second part, we focus on the properties of well-designed
types, and how to think about things like Regularity. We discuss how
Regularity affects the design of non-owning reference types
If you haven’t already, check out Titus’ original blog post on “Revisiting Regular Types” for more background information.