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To say that C++ programmers embrace metaprogramming is a real stretch. Outright rejection is probably more accurate. And yet, C++ template metaprogramming is ideal for performing automatic compile-time optimization. With this example-driven ebook, you’ll learn how improved metaprogramming techniques in C++11 and C++14 can help you avoid a lot of mistakes and tedious work by making the compiler work for you.
Authors Edouard Alligand and Joel Falcou show you how the process works and what it takes to build and apply a basic metaprogramming toolbox. Then comes the real payoff: you’ll learn about a set of existing metaprogramming techniques you can use to perform fast and precise metaprogramming tasks without error—including the Boost.MPL, Boost.Hana, and Brigand libraries.
- Understand basic metaprogramming concepts: programs whose input and output are programs themselves
- Learn how metaprogramming principles can help make your code more compact, generic, elegant, and less error-prone
- Explore how features in C++11 and C++14 make the design of metaprograms easier
- Improve performance, reduce maintenance, and test less often
Edouard Alligand is Chairman and CTO of Quasardb, an advanced, distributed, hyper-scalable database. With more than 15 years of software engineering experience, he combines an excellent knowledge of low-level programming with a love for template metaprogramming.
Joel Falcou is CTO of NumScale, an Associate Professor at the University Paris-Sud, and Researcher at the Laboratoire de Recherche d’Informatique in Orsay, France. He is a member of the C++ Standards Committee, and is the author of Boost.SIMD and NT2.
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