[Noisebridge-discuss] A C++ Class

Torrie Fischer tdfischer at hackerbots.net
Fri Dec 5 18:16:32 UTC 2014


Looks like theres enough interest. I'll figure out something in time for 
February.

If folks have specific topics they want to see covered, let me know!

On Thursday, December 04, 2014 04:10:50 PM Torrie Fischer wrote:
> Hei, folks [:
> 
> Sometime next year I'd like to teach others the wonders of C++. I feel that
> there aren't enough of us crazy people who can divine solutions out of
> template errors from compilers churning through gobs of template
> metaprogramming, massage autotools/cmake/scons/make/pkgconfig to produce
> viable binaries, or implement continuations/coroutines without blood
> pouring out of every orifice in the computer.
> 
> Before I get all gung ho and dive in to planning out some lessons, I'd like
> to know who would be interested in learning these arcane dark magicks of
> C++.
> 
> Actual things to cover:
> 
> * The obligatory "Hello, World!" in C++
> * Debugging with GDB
> * Why C++ is the way that it is
> * Why the way that it is isn't all that awful
> * The wonderful world of STL and Boost
> * All the fancy things that C++11 and C++14 brought into the world
> * Template metaprogamming
> * How non-trivial C++ projects are built
> * Writing some NodeJS modules in C++
> * Embedded C++ on an AVR chip or similar
> * How to not write C in your C++
> * Stupid C++ Tricks and Hacks
> 
> Thoughts? Feedback? Suggestions where to seek professional counseling for
> thinking such an idea is rational?
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