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Friday, May 10 • 09:00 - 10:30
The Many Variants of std::variant

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There was (and still is) much controversy around the discriminated union variant type included in C++17. This talk is a first hand account of the process as well as the details of the various design deliberations and tradeoffs that were made to achieve consensus. It will get into both the performance and usability considerations that were debated, as well as some speculation as to where the C++ committee might like to take it in the future.

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Nevin Liber

Computer Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory
Nevin ":-)" Liber is a C++ Committee member and a veteran C++ developer, having first discovered the language over three decades ago while at Bell Labs. His professional career has taken him from operating systems to embedded systems, and from low latency trading platforms to analyzing... Read More →

Friday May 10, 2019 09:00 - 10:30 MDT
Flug Auditorium