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Wednesday, October 27 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Back to Basics: Casting

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“In all cases, it would be better if the cast ... could be eliminated” --Bjarne Stroustrup. As this quote attests, casting has been controversial from the beginnings of C++ and yet, when used judiciously, continues to be a very powerful tool for the language. In this back to basics talk, we will look at the history of casing in C++, why we have the casts that we do have, how casting interacts with run time type information (RTTI), and what the compiler actually does when we add casts to our code. When we’re done, you should be able to know when to use (or not use) a cast and what effect it will have on your project.

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Brian Ruth

Sr. Software Engineer, Garmin, Inc
Brian has been programming in C++ for over 20 years, working for both small and large companies on a wide variety of projects and technologies. For over a decade he worked with neuroscience researchers and created high speed acquisition, analysis and visualization software. He is... Read More →

Wednesday October 27, 2021 3:15pm - 4:15pm MDT