More c++ for u++: Chapter 2 and 3 of Overland

Some important take-aways from Overland: Chapter 2

  • Some of the c++ features that are covered in chapter 2 are part of the new C++ 11 standard.  Note that if you don’t have the most up-to-date compiler installed, some of the examples may not work on your computer.  If you’re having trouble, but not sure, slap a question on Piazza.
  • Read, but don’t obsess over, section 2.5.3.
  • Read, and obsess over, section 2.6.  Understanding the difference between single quoted characters and anything in double quotes will save you much pain and tears later.
  • Characters are stored as ascii codes, literally, integers.
  • Section 2.7, you can skip constexpr, extern, register, thread_local, and volatile modifiers.
  • Read, but don’t obsess over, section 2.9.

Some important take aways from Overland: Chapter 3

  • Just read it and enjoy it.

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