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Welcome to the lounge forum in C++.com! In this forum, users can to talk about topics other than programming. Feel free to participate in a constructive and p...
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What windows/gui library? (1,2)
 
What windows/gui library would you fellas recommend for someone starting out as their first entry? I know some SDL, but I am curious what you would have recomme...
[33 replies] Last: I did some reading about GDI (Graphics Device Interface), which is leg... (by SubZeroWins)
Finally switched to Linux Mint (1,2,3)
 
Got a new PC (finally) and since it is really nice, modern hardware I am finally making the move from Windows. I liked Windows 7. Very clean, good OS. Windo...
[44 replies] Last: I think the last time I actually had to reinstall an OS that I manag... (by Duthomhas)
by zapshe
I've been working an odd job
 
I've been doing this remote job where you train an AI. You give the AI a prompt, it does the code, you evaluate and critique the code if need be. Pays pretty we...
[5 replies] Last: app.dataannotation.tech There is a coding assessment you have to pass... (by zapshe)
Guidelines are not rules
 
See: https://arne-mertz.de/2024/03/core-guidelines-are-not-rules/
[9 replies] Last: There were rules? "There are rules, and then there are rules ."... (by George P)
Linux XZ Utils hacked
 
How one volunteer stopped a backdoor from exposing Linux systems worldwide https://www.theverge.com/2024/4/2/24119342/xz-utils-linux-backdoor-attempt This ...
[4 replies] Last: I thought the attack only targeted some of the enterprise-type server... (by keskiverto)
by Ganado
One thing I don't like about references in C++...
 
Let's say I'm searching through a codebase for "fooVar", because I want to see all the places that the fooVar variable gets set. I get line-item results like: ...
[11 replies] Last: Another thing I find myself using macros for more and more often is th... (by Duthomhas)
UB in STL
 
It bugs me that parts of the Ranges library allows UB, or doesn't have bounds checking. Given the recent criticism of C++ being an "unsafe language", I wonder w...
[12 replies] Last: IMO, I think standard data structures and algorithms should have by de... (by helios)
C++ Safety in Context
 
See: https://herbsutter.com/2024/03/11/safety-in-context/
[6 replies] Last: @keskiverto I posted because of the comedy of not agreeing about the ... (by TheIdeasMan)
Cools stuff I’m not gonna use
 
Heh, wanted to just do a simple string match — nothing fancy even, just has to test for an exact match in a small set of strings... There’re all kinds of...
[3 replies] Last: So, I’m looking over my old code and tweaking it to put up for all t... (by Duthomhas)
Program testing works... when you’ve enabled it...
 
Spent two hours trying to figure out why my X11 window wasn’t getting keyboard focus and input. It was. ...I had just turned off all my debugging output ...
[2 replies] Last: Heh, I told Windows to take a hike. I’m very happily running Linux ... (by Duthomhas)
git mv command
 
Hi.I hope it is ok to ask GIT questions here. I have a local directory - lets call it dir1, where i have couple of files, and commit history (in local and re...
[1 reply] : Is it truly "deleted"? man git-log mentions: --follow Continue l... (by keskiverto)
Where to get dictionaries for spellcheck during coding?
 
I'm coding in VSCode and use the extension called cSpell which let's me set custom dictionaries to spell check code, comments and any text in source files. P...
[7 replies] Last: You’re welcome. :O) (by Duthomhas)
by jonnin
moron in chief teams with M$ to diss C++
 
Looks like the US government wants to fix all our problems for us... brought to you by the same guy who thinks firing your shotgun thru the door at a unknown an...
[5 replies] Last: Governments are always trying to remove the innate ability of programm... (by seeplus)
Visual Studio 17.9 now available
 
Fair warning, to just install this update requires .NET Framework 4.7.2 or later. Boo!
[1 reply] : Oops! I forgot the release notes link: https://learn.microsoft.com/e... (by George P)
My daughter is awesome II
 
My wife and daughter were sitting on the bed just now, watching New Year's videos, and something flashy came on with apparently kind of cool content. wife: T...
[2 replies] Last: Well, tonight my daughter and I played a violin duet in public for the... (by Duthomhas)
Oh, my!
 
Now at least one person is talking about proposed C+++26 features: https://www.cppstories.com/2024/constexpr-number-parsing-cpp23/ I'm still wrapping my b...
[13 replies] Last: I don't think that's the direction it's going in. I know being reaso... (by George P)
Visual Studio, C++23's import std; and VS Intellisense
 
Gotta love the very clear and easy to understand error message for a C++23 bit of code: Error (active) E3467 the partition "syntax.binary-fold-expression" s...
[4 replies] Last: M'ok, so I misread what was going on. I admit I just gave the link a ... (by George P)
Woo-hoo!
 
I was able to successfully fork, update and make a pull request on a GitHub repository! For this self-taught programming hobbyist this is a "BIG DEAL!" I fo...
[3 replies] Last: That "no mercy for beginners" is very evident, and was making it hard ... (by George P)
How much will you forget in 1yr, 2yrs..etc?
 
Just curious if you guys have gone months without looking at C++ & how much do you forget? It is probably a function of how long you have been doing it in the f...
[16 replies] Last: Six months seems like record time, wish I was exposed to C++ starting ... (by SubZeroWins)
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