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Friday, May 7 • 7:00am - 8:30am
Don't constexpr All the Things

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The constexpr metaprogramming model, which involves annotating code with indicators of compile-time or run-time suitability, has been steadily increasing in capabilities since its debut in C++11. These efforts have been in support of the stated goal of making metaprogramming accessible to even novice developers. Unfortunately, the result is a complicated and unintuitive programming model. Elsewhere, an extremely compelling alternative that is intuitive and more powerful has been implemented in Sean Baxter's circle compiler. This talk describes the limitations of the constexpr metaprogramming model and introduces its persuasive alternative, circle metaprogramming.

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David Sankel

Bloomberg
David Sankel is a Software Engineering Manager/TL at Bloomberg and an active member of the C++ Standardization Committee. His experience spans microservice architectures, CAD/CAM, computer graphics, visual programming languages, web applications, computer vision, and cryptography... Read More →


Friday May 7, 2021 7:00am - 8:30am MDT
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