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API Design for C++ by Martin Reddy

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Foreword

I should begin by confessing that I do not consider myself a world-class API designer or software engineer. I do, however, consider myself an expert researcher in the areas of computer graphics and geometric modeling. It was in this line of work that I first met Martin at Pixar Animation Studios.

As a graphics researcher I was accustomed to writing mathematically sophisticated papers. I was also formally trained as a computer scientist at a major university and had written my share of code. Armed with this background, when I was presented with the opportunity to lead a group of software engineers working on a new generation of animation software for Pixar, I figured that it couldn't be any more difficult than research. After all, research ...

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