Template Metaprogramming with C++ (Packt)
Wednesday, 14 September 2022

This book shows how to use the metaprogramming technique to create data structures and functions that allow computation to happen at compile time. Marius Bancila shows how to use templates to avoid writing duplicate code, and how these are key to creating generic libraries, such as the standard library or Boost, that can be used in multiple programs. 

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Bancila looks at writing complex templates and exploring advanced concepts such as template recursion, template argument deduction, forwarding references, type traits, and conditional compilation. He also covers writing variadic templates and providing requirements to the template arguments with C++20 constraints and concepts.

Author: Marius Bancila
Publisher: Packt
Date: August 2022
Pages: 480
ISBN: 978-1803243450
Print: 1803243457
Kindle: B09ZHZFTKV
Audience: Developers interested in C++
Level: Intermediate
Category: C/C++

Topics covered: 

  • Understand the syntax for all types of templates
  • Discover how specialization and instantiation works
  • Get to grips with template argument deduction and forwarding references
  • Write variadic templates with ease
  • Become familiar with type traits and conditional compilation
  • Restrict template arguments in C++20 with constraints and concepts
  • Implement patterns such as CRTP, mixins, and tag dispatching

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