It’s been a little more than a year since our last update.
Back in 2008 I wrote an article on template code bloat. In that article I concluded that the use of templates does not necessarily cause your binary code to bloat and may actually result in smaller code! This ended up becoming one of my more significant articles and has been referenced on wikipedia.
I was recently reminded of the old FizzBuzz programming test and thought I would share a version of it for ChaiScript. ChaiScript has a possibly little used feature that allows you to execute a ‘guard’ or test before the function is executed, to see if it matches certain criteria. We can take advantage of this to generate rather readable version of FizzBuzz.
Yesterday I decided to look into adding
std::future support to ChaiScript. To be fair future is the return value of several other higher level threading constructs, so we don’t want just “
std::future,” we want enough support to make it usable.
If you make use of inheritance, it’s likely that you need to provide a virtual destructor for your classes. Modern compilers will warn if you do not, but this is a pretty recent development.
July 13, 2009 Reddit covered Release 1.0 of ChaiScript. Many things changed in the last 5 years. Features added, dependencies removed, and performance increased. With all of the changes, we decided it was time to provide a 5 year retrospective and give the world a second first-look at ChaiScript.
I’ve been following a few different news sources lately and have found a few good articles and projects I thought I would share.