Strong opinions, (bi-)weekly held - with great guests from the C++ community

Each fortnight, or thereabouts, we chat with guests from the C++ community about what they're doing, what interests them, and what's going on in the world of C++.

Hosted by Jon Kalb and Phil Nash.

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auto latest = episode<74> {
.title = "My Friends Call Me Bool", /*

This week we chat with a vector-of-bool (a.k.a. Colby Pike).

We talk about pseudonyms, modules, build systems and his standard layout proposal, Pitchfork. At the last minute we branch into TDD and what makes good design.

But what prompts Michael Caisse, in the chat, to respond, "because we are not monsters", and why does that cat say "test first"?

.links = { "The 'Dam Book'", /* John Lakos' long-awaited 'Large Scale C++ Volume 1' */ "Upcoming C++ virtual meetups, worldwide", /* On the Sweden C++ usergroups site */ "Pitchfork", "DDS" },
.tags = { "build systems", "file layout", "modules" } };

With: Colby Pike
Recorded: 7 May 2020
Released: 21 June 2020
1 hr 4 mins 17 secs

A YouTube stream archive of this recording is also available:

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episode<73> { "It Doesn’t Get Bored and It Doesn’t Get Tired", { "Yuri Minaev" }, 26 / May / 2020y };
episode<71> { "Willing to Steal Good Ideas", { "Bryce Adelstein Lelbach" }, 17 / April / 2020y };

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