Converting Python app to C++ completely
Alan James Salmoni
salmonia.nospam.please at cardiff.ac.uk
Fri Aug 30 08:09:48 EDT 2002
Sean 'Shaleh' Perry wrote:
> On Thursday 29 August 2002 10:37, Alan James Salmoni wrote:
> Most of your extra lines come from having to statically type everything.
That's okay - I have done some stuff in Ada and Pascal, so I should be
okay with static typing.
> Josuttis' "The C++ Standard Library" is a must read. The STL gives you a lot
> of what Python has built in.
> for_each(container.begin(), container.end(), function);
> is the equivalent of map() except it does not return a new list. Implementing
> filter takes a bit more work but can be done.
Excellent - I shall look it up!
> In general C++ will be more verbose than Python. Using references and the STL
> it is possible to code fairly complex applications without using pointers but
> most likely you will have to learn about them and use a couple.
I think that's what worries me - luckily, my code is fairly basic so I
might be able to avoid them as much as possible, but I should learn
about them really.
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