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
Favorite language for fun: Forth or APL or Haskell
Favorite language for work: C++14 or newer, 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 infrastructure C++ (finance)

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

also wrote much of http://cppreference.com

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

Opinions are my own and do not represent the position of my employer.
Statistical data
Birthdate:Feb 18, 1976
Gender:Male
Occupation:Finance
Skills:C
C++
Assembly
Scala
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Joined:
Number of posts:3863
Latest posts:

C++ operator ==, is it important to check self equality?
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The computer chip
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Access specifier in Inheritance
It's just common wisdom from object-oriented design, often stated as "prefer composition over inheri...

Copy constructor gets called instead of inizialier_list<> constructor
[quote]because i'm explicitly converting the floating-point number[/quote] no, it compiles because y...

Copy constructor gets called instead of inizialier_list<> constructor
Starting from http://en.cppreference.com/w/cpp/language/initializer_list The first form "initialize...