A Medley of C++

Walter E Brown

90 minute session
11:00-12:30, Tuesday, 5th July 2022

This session will consist of several mini-presentations delivering individual C++ nuggets. Each is too long for a 5-minute lightning talk, but is also too short for a full 60- or 90-minute slot.

Please join me as we explore:

  • classifications within the universe of C++ types,
  • how form follows use in C++ declaration syntax,
  • how C++ lambdas came to be thusly named,
  • the influence on C++20 of an early 20th-century mathematician,
  • and more!

Walter E Brown

With broad experience in industry, academia, consulting, and research, Dr. Walter E. Brown has been a computer programmer for almost 60 years, and a C++ programmer for more than 40 years.

He joined the C++ standards effort in 2000, and has since written circa 175 proposal papers. Among numerous other contributions, he is responsible for introducing such now-standard C++ library features as cbegin/cend, common_type, gcd/lcm, void_t, and <cmath>’s mathematical special functions, as well as the headers <random> and <ratio>. He has also significantly impacted such C++ core language features as alias templates, contextual conversions, variable templates, static_assert, and operator<=> (the C++20 “spaceship operator”).

When not playing with his grandchildren, Dr. Brown continues as an Emeritus participant in the C++ standards process and as a frequent speaker at C++ conferences and meetups worldwide.