On pointers and references

I have been writing C and C++ code for many a decade. I sometimes run across new things, typically in the form of additions to the language.  These include things like new libraries like Boost, the addition/standardization of STL, and most recently C++11 with its cool stuff like auto pointers. It is a very rare … Continue reading On pointers and references

From atoms to bytes and back again

Last night I went to a belated Winter Solstice party.  It’s a yearly thing with a fun mix of people and a very particular gift-giving tradition.  You are required (or, at least, highly encouraged) to bring something from your life as a gift.  It’s not exactly “white elephant,” but something more symbolic.  What you bring … Continue reading From atoms to bytes and back again