Thursday, July 3, 2008

implicit low-level non-OO operations -- in-depth lesson #1 on c++

This self-contained, focused, in-depth lesson covers copier, assignment, destructors, heap/stack, new/delete, pbclone/pbref (see separate post). I feel it pays to slow down and get the concepts right before moving on.

This lesson doesn't need any OO feature.

The following implicit operations are "part of the fabric" ie implicit and pervasive
* assignment
* constructor calls at var declarations
* pbclone/pbref is even more part-of-the-fabric than others
* heap/stack is a prerequisite of pbclone/pbref

----- 2nd lesson -----
What would be the 2nd "focus lesson"? inheritance + redefinition/overriding + slicing.

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After the inheritance lesson, we could tackle static member and templates in inheritance.

How many such lessons needed before becoming "experienced"? I guess about 3 or 4.

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