[Numpy-discussion] Proposed Roadmap Overview

Matthieu Brucher matthieu.brucher@gmail....
Mon Feb 20 13:17:18 CST 2012

2012/2/20 Daniele Nicolodi <daniele@grinta.net>

> On 18/02/12 04:54, Sturla Molden wrote:
> > This is not true. C++ can be much easier, particularly for those who
> > already know Python. The problem: C++ textbooks teach C++ as a subset
> > of C. Writing C in C++ just adds the complexity of C++ on top of C,
> > for no good reason. I can write FORTRAN in any language, it does not
> > mean it is a good idea. We would have to start by teaching people to
> > write good C++.  E.g., always use the STL like Python built-in types
> > if possible. Dynamic memory should be std::vector, not new or malloc.
> > Pointers should be replaced with references. We would have to write a
> > C++ programming tutorial that is based on Pyton knowledge instead of
> > C knowledge.
> Hello Sturla,
> unrelated to the numpy tewrite debate, can you please suggest some
> resources you think can be used to learn how to program C++ "the proper
> way"?

One of the best books may be "Accelerated C++" or the new Stroutrup's book
(not the C++ language)

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