Archive for the ‘C++’ Category

Arduino, avr-gcc, Eclipse and Windows 8.1

October 31st, 2013 12 comments

Tweet Recently I upgraded – and I use the word with some reluctance – to Windows 8.1 and found that in this environment I couldn’t successfully use the avr-gcc compiler (that ships with the Arduino 1.0.5 package) from Eclipse with the AVR Eclipse Plugin because attempts to Build from Eclipse resulted in a failure to […]

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In C++ throw is an expression

July 31st, 2009 9 comments

Tweet After 15 years programming in C++, I was surprised to discover today that throw in C++ is an expression rather than a statement. As a result, throw may be used as part of larger expressions. The only use I’ve found for this — and in fact the speculative attempt by which I discovered it […]

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NEXT please! Compiling iteration structures in BBC BASIC

Tweet This posting has been re-written from an earlier version which contained unnecessary complexity Following on from my proposal on how to compiler BBC BASIC functions with variant return types, in response to Richard Russell’s compilation challenges, I’d like to move on to compiling BBC BASIC loop structures. Nonetheless, several readers have comments how useful […]

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A sub-orbital trajectory from the C++ productivity black-hole

November 25th, 2005 4 comments

… why do programmers continue to subject themselved to working in C++ … ?

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