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Friday, May 16 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Ownership of Memory in C++

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In this talk, we will cover various popular methods of defining ownership of an object: automatic variables ("stack based"), raw pointers, and smart pointers. We also put forth a minor improvement to the collection of smart pointers available in the C++ standard library. 

Most treatments of the ownership topic in C++ briefly mention performance (if at all), with most of the focus being on simply convincing people to use (or not use) them. This talk, however, will have a significant component dedicated to how to effectively optimize time and memory usage while retaining correctness. 

The focus of this talk will be on ownership as it relates to memory. We will briefly touch on important principles such as RAII, but only in the context of memory management, not general resource management. 

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David Stone

Vice President, Markit
David Stone has spoken at C++Now and Meeting C++. He is the author of the bounded::integer library: http://doublewise.net/c++/bounded/ and has a special interest in compile-time code generation and error checking, as well as machine learning. He works at Markit integrating real-time financial data. | | He has written an algorithm that solved the traveling salesman problem in polynomial time. He can square the circle and divide by zero. He... Read More →


Friday May 16, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
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