Apologies to anyone reading. These last few weeks are very busy and I do not have time for a legitimate post. Hopefully things will be more regular later…?
So meanwhile, I present this semi-formal proof that the C++ template system is Turing-complete, shown to me by a friend. This means that, among other things, a C++ program that uses templates can (theoretically) take both infinite time and infinite space to compile!
I am not a C++ fan, though it has a few features I appreciate. But give me a nice OO system, with a solid C-language interface…Objective-C does not…
I’m slipping a little on my promise to do once-a-week posts. Wait, it was biweekly, originally. Am I still good?
I’ve been working in C++ lately, which is one of those programming languages that resembles a Hutt: bloated, immobile, yet still greedy. And can be very, very powerful.
One of the core ideas of C++ was const correctness. This is one of those ideas I completely agree with in theory, but find hard to deal with in practice.
I’d love to say “this method will not modify the external state of the object”. I’d like “this collection is…