Hello C++ developers, last week we had Coding Bootcamp 2023 by Embarcadero, and Summer Code Fest 2023 by Whole Tomato, and even in heavy weeks like that, Ian Barker still kindly reviews my posts as we both try to keep adding new articles for you. Our educational LearnCPlusPlus.org web page is growing thanks to you, and we have many new readers, thanks to your support. The site features posts which are great to learn the features of modern C++ compilers with very simple explanations and examples. In this round-up of recent articles, we explain the multi-threading features of modern C++ along with other useful methods for developers.
In modern C++, multi-thread operations have evolved amazingly since C++11, and still, there are new improvements in the latest standards to enhance multi-thread operations further. The Concurrency Support Library is designed to solve problems that arise with multi-thread operations and this week we have some examples of multi-threading in C++.
We explain the very useful multi-threading class
std::thread with very simple examples that everyone can use with their functions, and we explain how we can use lambda expressions with
std::thread in C++ with examples. C++11 adds atomic types and operations to the standard and we explain what is atomic type in C++. C++11 introduced new forms of literals using modified syntax and semantics to provide User-Defined Literals (UDL) also known as Extensible Literals and we explain how to use user-defined literals. C++11 standard improved the previous C99 standard feature __func__ and in the last post today we explain how to use user-defined literals.
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Where can I learn C++ with a free C++ compiler?
If you don’t know anything about C++ or the C++ Builder IDE, don’t worry, we have a lot of great examples on the LearnCPlusPlus.org website and they’re all completely free. Just visit this site and copy and paste any examples there into a new Console, VCL, or FMX project, depending on the type of post. We keep adding more C and C++ posts with sample code. In today’s round-up of recent posts on LearnCPlusPlus.org, we have new articles with very simple examples that can be used with:
- The free version of C++ Builder 11 CE Community Edition
- or a professional version of C++ Builder
- or free BCC32C C++ Compiler and BCC32X C++ Compiler
- or the free Dev-C++
How to use modern C++ with C++ Builder?
In modern mathematics, physics, and computer science; optimized and faster app development in programming is very important to speed up computations. CPUs and GPUs are highly evolved by the number of cores and transistors to give more computational power to today’s servers and computers. Thus, we can use more cores and threads in our applications by using
std::thread. We can use the
std::thread class in multi-thread operations, and in the first post pick, we explain how to use std::thread and how can we use it with modern C++ examples.
Lambda Expressions allow users to write an inline expression that can be used for short snippets of code that are not going to be reused and don’t require naming in your C++ app. The lambda expressions construct is introduced in C++ 11 and further developed in the C++17 and C++20 standards. In modern C++ development, they are very useful and can be used with
std::thread in multi-thread operations. The
std::thread class is a special class defined in
<thread> header in the concurrency support library that comes with C++11. We can use the
std::thread class in multi-thread operations with lambda expressions. In the next post, we explain how to use a Lambda expression with
std::thread in C++ with examples.
C++11 adds atomic types and operations to the standard. Atomic types and operations provide a way of writing multi-threaded applications without using locks. In the next post, we explain what is
std::atomic and how we can use atomic types efficiently in modern C++.
C++11 introduced new forms of literals using modified syntax and semantics in order to provide User-Defined Literals (UDL) also known as Extensible Literals. Using user-defined literals, user-defined classes can provide new literal syntax and they can be used with the operator
"" to combine values with conversion operators. In other post, we explain how to use user-defined literals in modern C++.
Modern C++ has a lot of features that can be used in professional programming. C++11 standard improved the previous C99 standard feature
__func__ which is a predefined identifier for functions or methods. The predefined identifier
__func__ returns as a string that contains the name of the enclosing function or method. In the last post, we explain how we can use predefined identifier
__func__ in modern C++.
How to learn C++ for free using C++ Builder?
LearnCPlusPlus.org has been producing full of educational daily articles about C and modern C++ that can be used with C++ Builder, C++ Builder CE, Dev-C++, BCC Compiler and some other compilers such as the GCC compiler. Here are our post picks for today.
Learn To Use Predefined Identifier __func__ In C++
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