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Monday, September 19 • 4:45pm - 5:45pm
variant<>: Past, Present and Future

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What are variants, why are they important, and how I use them? Once available to a developer, variants become one of the most commonly used tools in everyday programming. This talk will explore the venerable Boost.Variant library, discuss the improvements made by C++17’s std::variant<>, and close with a discussion of the exciting new language-based variant and pattern matching papers (proposed for C++20). This talk aims to be of practical utility in variant library usage and informative as to where things are heading.

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David Sankel

David Sankel is a Software Engineering Manager/TL at Bloomberg and an active member of the C++ Standardization Committee. His experience spans microservice architectures, CAD/CAM, computer graphics, visual programming languages, web applications, computer vision, and cryptography... Read More →

Monday September 19, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm PDT
Vanity (Room 404) Meydenbauer Center