What is the BSOD easter egg that Mark shows to the audience at the end?
Thanks for such a good talk. The introduction to map was really good, I had mostly used sets before this.
A lot of folks come from C or do not use deep C++ (like templates & STL). If you can talk about some useful idioms that can pull them into STL (and why they should), that would be cool! IMO this would also reach out to a huge audience, all those who do C-like or C-with-classes style of programming in C++.
One example is how C-style arrays can be used almost everywhere in STL-land as vectors and thus gain the ability to be sorted and searched for free by using STL.
Thanks! Where can one find the C++ draft document (PDF) online, that you keep around for reference in the video?
Great to finally see an introduction post on STL from Stephan himself! Other videos I would love to see from him are:
* Associative containers intro: sets, hash tables, priority queues
* High level overview of the C++0X and other new STL features that are simple and give the most bang for the time spent. Fantastic example is the auto, how many C++ programmers know that?
* How to make the best use of Visual Studio features to write and debug STL code.