Posts Tagged ‘rants’

A follow-up rant about Connect

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

So my last blog post got a sur­pris­ing amount of atten­tion, not least from a/the (no clue how many there are of those) Prod­uct Man­ager of Visual Stu­dio, which is pretty neat.

So, here’s a quick fol­lowup, in order to fully exploit my 15 min­utes of fame!

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What’s wrong with Visual C++ and Microsoft Connect?

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Using Visual Stu­dio 2010 with Ser­vice Pack 1, try doing the following:

  1. cre­ate a new project of type Win32 Console Application, and under Application Settings in the project wiz­ard, select Console Application and Empty Project.
  2. cre­ate a sin­gle .cpp file
  3. add the code int main() {} to it
  4. hit build. (more…)

Hating that which you don’t understand

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

A few days ago, I came across an inter­est­ing rant about “Why C++ Tem­plates (and STL) Are Bad”.

As any C++ pro­gram­mer who reads my blog likely knows, I’m quite fond of both tem­plates and the STL — I feel those are largely what trans­forms C++ from a clumsy and out­moded lan­guage that should’ve died 10 years ago, into a mod­ern, expres­sive, high-performance and yes, even ele­gant lan­guage that I enjoy using. (more…)