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Correct, conformant code is code that performs better, is more optimizable and more testable. Unfortunately, not all code can be executed at compile-time, so we want to write the best possible code we can that runs at run-time. By following best practices and writing idiomatic code, you write programs that the compiler knows how to optimize. You also create a codebase that is easier to maintain, costs less to write, and can be more easily analyzed by static analysis tools and is less error-prone.
During the class, we deeply examine something that C++ has that very few other languages have: a well-defined object life cycle. Understanding this key aspect of C++ is critical to writing clean, maintainable, and efficient C++.
Don't deal with run-time errors, logic errors, and leave performance on the floor with common mistakes that are easily avoided with a deeper understanding of the language.
Please note: This outline is subject to change.
I expect you are comfortable with C++ syntax, have used C++, and desire a better intuition for how to write good code.
My classes are highly interactive. Come expecting to interact with your fellow students and me. Come also with questions you would like answered.