CppCon 2018: Modern C++ Design

Titus Winters and Modern C++

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 like string_view or span.

If you haven’t already, check out Titus’ original blog post on “Revisiting Regular Types” for more background information.

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