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Latest Journal

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C Vu Volume 31 · Issue 6 · January 2020


  • On not doing anything
  • Restaurant C++ and Pidgin Python
    Pete Goodliffe looks at the idioms of language.
  • Why I Don’t Develop for iOS
    Silas S. Brown tells a cautionary tale of the App Store business model.
  • The Refactor Part of TDD – Reducing to the Min with FizzBuzz
    Simon Sebright considers whether de-duplication in refactoring can be too aggressive.
  • Python has setdefault
    Silas S. Brown shares a quick tip on Python.
  • Static C library and GNU Make
    Ian Bruntlett shares his experiences with using ‘make’ to build a small test project.
  • How to Stay Out of a Webmaster’s Bad Books
    Silas S. Brown demonstrates how not all online resources are created equal.
  • Code Critique Competition 121
    Set and collated by Roger Orr. A book prize is awarded for the best entry.
  • The Standard Report
    Guy Davidson reports from the C++ Standards Committee.
  • Reviews
    The latest roundup of reviews.
  • View from the Chair

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