Is this blog abandoned?
Since the last post is from spring 2022, you might think this blog is abandoned.
But this is not true! After a small summer break, an editor contacted me to write a book about C++!
Unfortunately. that means I have no more free time to publish new articles on this blog. But don’t worry, I’ll be back to writing articles as soon as the book is published!
Thanks, Packt, to give me this opportunity.
What is this blog ?
This blogs aims to enlighten the reader about bad yet often seen practices in C++, explanations on how it is bad and ways to avoid it.
You will occasionally see articles about good practices instead of bad ones, and sometimes strange-yet-interesting behavior.
Feel free to give opinion, advice, or precision on these articles.
The crew of Belay the C++ is composed of two people:
- Chloé Lourseyre, creator of the blog and main author.
- Peter Fordham, copy editor.
More details about them on the following page : Team.
- a = b = c, a strange consequence of operator associativity
- How to quantify technical debt inflation
- Who owns the memory?
- 3 interesting behaviors of C++ casts
- Constant references are not always your friends
- I don’t know which container to use (and at this point I’m too afraid to ask)
- Retrospective: The simplest error handler
- One of the simplest error handlers ever written
- The three types of development
- Prettier switch-cases
- Is my cat Turing-complete?
- Duff’s device in 2021
- Pragma: once or twice?
- [History of C++] The genesis of casting.
- [History of C++] Templates: from C-style macros to concepts
- [History of C++] Explanation on why the keyword `class` has no more reason to exist
- Yet another reason to not use printf (or write C code in general)
- Best ways to convert an enum to a string
- About sizes
- How to choose between a setter and a reference-getter?
- You shouldn’t assume accessors are fast
- How many languages should a (C++) expert speak?
- Should every variable be const by default?
- Don’t use raw loops
- Exceptions are just fancy gotos
- Dealing with integer overflows
- A list of bad practices commonly seen in industrial projects
- Lambdas as const ref
- Yet another pamphlet about inlining
- windows.h breaks the standard library (and my will to live)
- Passing an enum by parameter
- About &= and |=