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Modern C++ Programming Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Marius Bancila
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Book Image

Modern C++ Programming Cookbook - Second Edition

5 (1)
By: Marius Bancila

Overview of this book

C++ has come a long way to be one of the most widely used general-purpose languages that is fast, efficient, and high-performance at its core. The updated second edition of Modern C++ Programming Cookbook addresses the latest features of C++20, such as modules, concepts, coroutines, and the many additions to the standard library, including ranges and text formatting. The book is organized in the form of practical recipes covering a wide range of problems faced by modern developers. The book also delves into the details of all the core concepts in modern C++ programming, such as functions and classes, iterators and algorithms, streams and the file system, threading and concurrency, smart pointers and move semantics, and many others. It goes into the performance aspects of programming in depth, teaching developers how to write fast and lean code with the help of best practices. Furthermore, the book explores useful patterns and delves into the implementation of many idioms, including pimpl, named parameter, and attorney-client, teaching techniques such as avoiding repetition with the factory pattern. There is also a chapter dedicated to unit testing, where you are introduced to three of the most widely used libraries for C++: Boost.Test, Google Test, and Catch2. By the end of the book, you will be able to effectively leverage the features and techniques of C++11/14/17/20 programming to enhance the performance, scalability, and efficiency of your applications.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
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The filesystem library provides functions and types that enable developers to check for the existence of a filesystem object, such as a file or directory, its properties, such as the type (the file, directory, symbolic link, and more), the last write time, permissions, and more. In this recipe, we will look at what these types and functions are and how they can be used.

Getting ready

For the following code samples, we will use the namespace alias fs for the std::filesystem namespace. The filesystem library is available in the header with the same name, <filesystem>. Also, we will use the variables shown here, path for the path of a file and err for receiving potential operating system error codes from the filesystem APIs:

auto path = fs::current_path() / "main.cpp";
auto err = std::error_code{};

Also, the function to_time_t shown here, will be referred in this recipe:

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