This year’s edition of ACCU was held from April 10th to April 13th, in Bristol as always. I arrived a day earlier from Paris after a short stop in France which was supposed to offer some supply of good weather and trips to a few winemakers in preparation for the harsh conditions of Great Britain.
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World of Warcraft was initially released in 2004. Wikipedia tells me the latest expansion was published last summer, 14 years after release. The original game could run on Windows 98. Today it requires both hardware and software that didn’t exist at release.
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Once upon a time, in the 90s, we started preaching one of the oldest pillars of Modern C++ that is RAII. We taught programmers the simple rule that a constructor must leave an object in a usable state, that we should able to copy it, and that the destructor must clean all owned resources, no matter what.
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I was initially going to write a response to Aras Pranckevičius’ Modern C++ Lamentations but the great Ben Dean beat me to it.
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CppCon 2018 was held in Bellevue, Washington, on the last week of September this year. Flying from Stockholm proved a bit more painful than from Paris, as no direct flights are offered. My trip started somewhere around 11:15 at ARN, and ended in SEA around an eternity later (official sources settling around 15 hours).
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