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About botondballo

I am a recent graduate of the University of Toronto, with a degree in Computer Science. I currently work for Mozilla as a software engineer.

Featured Song: Misery Is a Butterfly

It’s been a while since I wrote a Featured Song post. Today, I’m going to share a song from a band I’ve discovered in recent months, Blonde Redhead. A small band with just three members (none of whom, incidentally, is … Continue reading

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Trip Report: C++ Standards Meeting in Kona, February 2017

Summary / TL;DR Project What’s in it? Status C++17 See below Draft International Standard published; on track for final publication by end of 2017 Filesystems TS Standard filesystem interface Part of C++17 Library Fundamentals TS v1 optional, any, string_view and … Continue reading

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Trip Report: C++ Standards Meeting in Issaquah, November 2016

Summary / TL;DR Project What’s in it? Status C++17 See below Committee Draft published; final publication on track for 2017 Filesystems TS Standard filesystem interface Published! Part of C++17 Library Fundamentals TS v1 optional, any, string_view and more Published! Part … Continue reading

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Trip Report: C++ Standards Meeting in Oulu, June 2016

Summary / TL;DR Project What’s in it? Status C++17 See below Committee Draft published; final publication on track for 2017 Filesystems TS Standard filesystem interface Published! Part of C++17 Library Fundamentals TS I optional, any, string_view and more Published! Part … Continue reading

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Trip Report: C++ Standards Meeting in Jacksonville, February 2016

Summary / TL;DR Project What’s in it? Status C++17 Filesystem TS, Parallelism TS, Library Fundamentals TS I, if constexpr, and various other enhancements are in. Concepts, coroutines, and unified call syntax are out. Default comparisons and operator. to be decided … Continue reading

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Featured Cover: To Zanarkand

Today, rather than featuring an original piece, I thought I’d give a shout-out to all the wonderful talent out there on YouTube, and feature a cover of a piece by a YouTube artist – or, in this case, two artists. … Continue reading

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Featured Song: Pain

I’m going to stray into the world of alternative rock again, with another song from Jimmy Eat World. I’ve previously featured “Hear You Me” from their album Bleed American. Today’s selection is from their subsequent 2004 album, Futures. Futures is … Continue reading

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