Subject: Re: [boost] How should I teach a C++ college class?
From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-03-17 12:38:19
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Mateusz Loskot, mateusz_at_[hidden]
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On Sun, 17 Mar 2019, 11:38 Richard Hodges via Boost, <boost_at_[hidden]>
> My 2c:
> Suggest teaching latest standards (which for now is c++17), touch on c++2a,
> particularly coroutines, as this will be a game-changer for the way c++ is
> Teach the single responsibility principle and separation of concerns.
> Encourage the use of standard algorithms and containers, particularly the
> use of std::vector and std::array over c arrays and std::string over c
> Touch on interoperability with c libraries as this is still important.
> Teach the use of std::unique_ptr with custom destructor for managing
> c-library objects while gaining the benefit of RAII.
> Teach RAII, referring back to the Single Responsibility Principle and how
> this enables easy, perfect RAII in objects that manage external resources.
> Certainly mention boost and how features in boost tend to migrate into the
> standard over time.
> On Sun, 17 Mar 2019 at 03:38, Joshua Marshall via Boost <
> boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > I need some general input here. I'd like to pitch and run a semester
> > C++ course to students who have at least 1 year of programming
> > I'd like to have this open to open ended input. The biggest technical
> > restrictions are that the University systems are running RHEL 7.4 (7.5?)
> > with software collections devtoolset-8.
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