Louis Lafreniere has been a developer on the VC++ compiler team for a
long time; 15 years, to be exact. Specifically, Louis works on the backend compiler. What's a backend compiler? How's it evolved over the years? Where's it going? Watch and listen. Good stuff.
the C++ Team Blog: A lot of code written in C and C++ has vulnerabilities that leave their users open to buffer overrun attacks. There are two major reasons for this. One reason is that the languages provide unfettered access to the vulnerable memory;
the other reason is…
Sometimes, things go wrong when code executes. You can't predict when this will happen or even why, but you can write code to handle exceptional problems. If you're lucky, the problem will carry with it a bunch of useful information that you can use, at
runtime, to handle the specific error. These…