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Wednesday, May 13 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
The Price of Shared Pointers or Why Passing them by-reference can be Useful

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Shared pointers play a fundamental part of modern C++ programming. However, they come with a price. The price usually known is the overhead of the control object, which can became even more expensive if make_shared() is used. But there is an additional price that can play an important role if good performance is key: synchronization. As a consequence counter-intuitive things such as passing shared pointers by reference can become important. This talk discusses the whole story of shared pointers.

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Nicolai Josuttis

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Nicolai Josuttis (http://www.josuttis.com) is well known in the programming community because he not only speaks and writes with authority (being the (co-)author of the world-wide best sellers The C++ Standard Library (www.cppstdlib.com), C++ Templates (www.tmplbook.com), C++1... Read More →

Wednesday May 13, 2015 4:30pm - 6:00pm MDT

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