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Modern C++: Efficient and Scalable Application Development

By : Richard Grimes, Marius Bancila
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Modern C++: Efficient and Scalable Application Development

By: Richard Grimes, Marius Bancila

Overview of this book

C++ is one of the most widely used programming languages. It is fast, flexible, and used to solve many programming problems. This Learning Path gives you an in-depth and hands-on experience of working with C++, using the latest recipes and understanding most recent developments. You will explore C++ programming constructs by learning about language structures, functions, and classes, which will help you identify the execution flow through code. You will also understand the importance of the C++ standard library as well as memory allocation for writing better and faster programs. Modern C++: Efficient and Scalable Application Development deals with the challenges faced with advanced C++ programming. You will work through advanced topics such as multithreading, networking, concurrency, lambda expressions, and many more recipes. By the end of this Learning Path, you will have all the skills to become a master C++ programmer. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: • Beginning C++ Programming by Richard Grimes • Modern C++ Programming Cookbook by Marius Bancila • The Modern C++ Challenge by Marius Bancila
Table of Contents (24 chapters)
Title Page
About Packt
Math Problems
Language Features
Strings and Regular Expressions
Streams and Filesystems
Date and Time
Algorithms and Data Structures

Using unnamed namespaces instead of static globals

The larger a program the greater the chances are you could run into name collisions with file locals when your program is linked. Functions or variables that are declared in a source file and are supposed to be local to the translation unit may collide with other similar functions or variables declared in another translation unit. That is because all symbols that are not declared static have external linkage and their names must be unique throughout the program. The typical C solution for this problem is to declare those symbols static, changing their linkage from external to internal and therefore making them local to a translation unit. In this recipe, we will look at the C++ solution for this problem.

Getting ready

In this recipe, we will discuss concepts such as global functions, static functions, and variables, namespaces, and translation units. Apart from these, it is required that you understand the difference between internal and external...