GDC 2009: Beauty of Destruction


 
I’ll be speaking again at GDC this year. The focus of my presentation is C++ destructors, one of the truly sublime feature of the language. I’ve discovered that we programmers really take destructors for granted, mostly because they’re invisible in our day-to-day interaction with C++. However, they’re definitely not invisible when it comes to performance. For fun, I’ve been reviewing lots of "destructive" code in various source trees. There are some common patterns that have emerged, along with some all-too-common anti-patterns.
 
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See you in San Francisco in March 2009
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2 Responses to GDC 2009: Beauty of Destruction

  1. Unknown says:

    Oooh, sounds good. Hopefully, most people already know most of the bits about how dtors work and how they should be used, but the performance part sounds really interesting. Looking forward to when the presentation becomes available online.

  2. Unknown says:

    Great talk Pete! I really enjoyed it. Are your slides available online?

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