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Question: SSD/Win7

February 21, 2010 12 comments

Anyone have any experience running SSD drives under Windows 7? Google returns a mishmash of opinions. I’m going to drop a little 32Gb drive into my Win7 box at work as a secondary drive to host Visual Studio, my development files and probably my Linux virtual machine.

Any special tweaks I’m going to need or does Windows 7 handle SSD well, out-of-the-box, like it promises?

Categories: General

C++ Closures

February 21, 2010 8 comments

The upcoming C++0x standard has already ratified the Lambda Expression concept, which is also being touted as closures. Kinda.

I’m not keen on the syntax, at all. It’s ugly. Even Herb Sutter fumbles with it. The whole thing feels hacky and grumble-grumble-give-them-something that lets you do it.

The problem with a closure is that you want to have your cake and eat it. You want to be able to pass around a pointer to a piece of code to execute, but then you probably want it to be stateful and packaged with a bunch of data.

You can use a struct/class with an operator() functor to implement this, and that’s OK as long as what you are passing the object pointer to knows that’s what you are doing.

But that is not very often the case, especially if you have to go through an API. Infact, function pointers are generally a PITA of C++ programmers.

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