User profile: Cubbi

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User name:Cubbi
Name:Cubbi
Location:Long Island, NY, USA
Website:http://stackoverflow.com/users/273767/cubbi
Bio:First language: PDP-11 assembly (still the best!)
Favorite language for fun: Forth or APL or Haskell
Favorite language for work: C++ (with boost)

Education: Ph.D. in chemistry
Career:
1996: scientific software (phys. chemistry)
2000: OS development (hard real-time/military)
2002: scientific research (biochemistry)
2005: real-time C++ (transportation/city infrastructure)
2012: large scale C++ (finance)

also taught programming in college and published a couple books
(non-English: http://amzn.to/18QDsFI )

Biggest peeve: those who attempt to teach C++ but instead propagate nonsense like
while(!stream.eof()) or while(stream.good())
void main()
Google C++ Style Guide
The FQA
Statistical data
Birthdate:Feb 18, 1976
Gender:Male
Occupation:Engineer
Skills:C
C++
Assembly
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Number of posts:3424
Latest posts:

Clearing the Input Buffer
The behavior of [code]cin.sync()[/code] is implementation-defined: different compilers do different ...

Overload assignment operator with void *
You're very close to re-discovering std::unique_ptr: http://www.cplusplus.com/reference/memory/uniq...

How do people working on big closed-source projects fix their problems
Big closed-source projects are a team effort, there is always someone else to talk to. What kind of ...

Deque implemented as vector of vectors?
I think a vector of arrays is a better mental model. Imagine it's a vector< array <T,1000>>. So to ...

pthread_kill()
It can, under some conditions. See docs pthead_kill: http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799...