Thursday, November 29, 2007

C++ wonders ...

I've been playing with c/c++ for a while now. I started with a translation of Bjarne Stroustrup's book called "The C++ Programming Language" while I was in the 11th grade, 1991 and I got serious with it at work while I was employed at Dassault Systems. However I get shocked about finding out new features both in the language and in the compiler supports everyday. It is interesting how much details there is in the language and how much concepts and tools have been created around it.
A new concept related to the tools that I've ran in to recently is the idea of "Profile Guided Optimization". Post optimization for c++ code based on the way the actual executable is used. Interesting idea.

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