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More C++ Idioms

PrefaceEdit

More C++ Idioms C++ has indeed become too "expert friendly" -- Bjarne Stroustrup, The Problem with Programming, Technology Review, Nov 2006.

Stroustrup's saying is true because experts are intimately familiar with the idioms in the language. With the increase in the idioms a programmer understands, the language becomes friendlier to him or her. The objective of this open content book is to present modern C++ idioms to programmers who have moderate level of familiarity with C++, and help elevate their knowledge so that C++ feels much friendlier to them. It is designed to be an exhaustive catalog of reusable idioms that expert C++ programmers often use while programming or designing using C++. This is an effort to capture their techniques and vocabulary into a single work. This book describes the idioms in a regular format: Name-Intent-Motivation-Solution-References, which is succinct and helps speed learning. By their nature, idioms tend to have appeared in the C++ community and in published work many times. An effort has been made to refer to the original source(s) where possible; if you find a reference incomplete or incorrect, please feel free to suggest or make improvements.

The world is invited to catalog reusable pieces of C++ knowledge (similar to the book on design patterns by GoF). The goal here is to first build an exhaustive catalog of modern C++ idioms and later evolve it into an idiom language, just like a pattern language. Finally, the contents of this book can be redistributed under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

Aimed toward: Anyone with an intermediate level of knowledge in C++ and supported language paradigms

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Table of ContentsEdit

Note: synonyms for each idiom are listed in parentheses.

  1. Address Of 75% developed  as of 9 Oct 2011
  2. Algebraic Hierarchy 75% developed  as of 12 June 2008
  3. Attach by Initialization 75% developed  as of 22 Oct 2011
  4. Attorney-Client 75% developed  as of 9 Oct 2011
  5. Barton-Nackman trick 75% developed  as of 21 Feb 2011
  6. Base-from-Member 75% developed  as of 6 August 2007
  7. Boost mutant 75% developed  as of 9 May 2010
  8. Calling Virtuals During Initialization 75% developed  as of 6 August 2007
  9. Capability Query 100% developed  as of 21 Feb 2011
  10. Checked delete 75% developed  as of 15 August 2007
  11. Clear-and-minimize 75% developed  as of 10 August 2007
  12. Coercion by Member Template 100% developed  as of 14 August 2007
  13. Computational Constructor 75% developed  as of 9 Oct 2011
  14. Concrete Data Type 75% developed  as of 17 March 2008
  15. Const auto_ptr 75% developed  as of 15 August 2007
  16. Construct On First Use 75% developed  as of 6 August 2007
  17. Construction Tracker 75% developed  as of 6 August 2007
  18. Copy-and-swap 75% developed  as of 10 August 2007
  19. Copy-on-write 100% developed  as of 20 May 2009
  20. Intrusive reference counting (Counted Body) 75% developed  as of 16 November 2007
  21. Curiously Recurring Template Pattern (CRTP) 75% developed  as of 6 August 2007
  22. Empty Base Optimization (EBO) 75% developed  as of 9 Oct 2011
  23. enable-if 75% developed  as of 21 Feb 2011
  24. Erase-Remove 75% developed  as of 17 November 2007
  25. Execute-Around Pointer 75% developed  as of 6 August 2007
  26. Expression-template 75% developed  as of 6 August 2007
  27. Final Class 75% developed  as of 10 May 2010
  28. Free Function Allocators75% developed  as of 18 June 2014
  29. Generic Container Idioms 75% developed  as of 22 November 2007
  30. Include Guard Macro 75% developed  as of 3 November 2007
  31. Inline Guard Macro 75% developed  as of 3 November 2007
  32. Inner Class 75% developed  as of 31 August 2007
  33. Int-To-Type 75% developed  as of 21 September 2008
  34. Interface Class 75% developed  as of 6 January 2008
  35. Iterator Pair 100% developed  as of 28 October 2007
  36. Making New Friends 75% developed  as of 5 January 2008
  37. Metafunction 75% developed  as of 15 September 2008
  38. Move Constructor 100% developed  as of 13 August 2007
  39. Multi-statement Macro 75% developed  as of 16 February 2008
  40. Member Detector 75% developed  as of 10 May 2010
  41. Named Constructor 75% developed  as of 28 September 2008
  42. Named Loop (labeled loop) 75% developed  as of 9 May 2010
  43. Named Parameter 75% developed  as of 11 May 2010
  44. Nifty Counter (Schwarz Counter) 75% developed  as of 6 August 2007
  45. Non-copyable Mixin 75% developed  as of 6 August 2007
  46. Non-throwing swap 75% developed  as of 9 January 2008
  47. Non-Virtual Interface (NVI, Public Overloaded Non-Virtuals Call Protected Non-Overloaded Virtuals) 75% developed  as of 12 June 2008
  48. nullptr 75% developed  as of 3 November 2007
  49. Object Generator 75% developed  as of 14 September 2008
  50. Parameterized Base Class (Parameterized Inheritance) 75% developed  as of 6 August 2007
  51. Pimpl (Handle Body, Compilation Firewall, Cheshire Cat) 0% developed  as of 2nd March 2011
  52. Policy Clone (Metafunction wrapper) 100% developed  as of 14 August 2007
  53. Polymorphic Exception 75% developed  as of 28 September 2008
  54. Requiring or Prohibiting Heap-based Objects
  55. Resource Acquisition Is Initialization (RAII, Execute-Around Object, Scoped Locking) 100% developed  as of 6 November 2007
  56. Resource Return 75% developed  as of 3 November 2007
  57. Return Type Resolver 75% developed  as of 10 May 2010
  58. Runtime Static Initialization Order Idioms 75% developed  as of 6 August 2007
  59. Safe bool 75% developed  as of 6 August 2007
  60. Scope Guard 100% developed  as of 14 August 2007
  61. Substitution Failure Is Not An Error (SFINAE) 75% developed  as of 12 May 2012
  62. Shrink-to-fit 75% developed  as of 10 August 2007
  63. Smart Pointer 75% developed  as of 17 November 2007
  64. Temporary Base Class 75% developed  as of 6 August 2007
  65. Temporary Proxy 75% developed  as of 6 August 2007
  66. Thin Template 75% developed  as of 6 August 2007
  67. Type Generator (Templated Typedef) 75% developed  as of 14 September 2008
  68. Type Safe Enum 75% developed  as of 11 May 2010
  69. Type Selection 75% developed  as of 9 May 2010
  70. Virtual Constructor 75% developed  as of 17 March 2008
  71. Virtual Friend Function 75% developed  as of 10 May 2010


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