Please join us for a talk by Andrew Pardoe on “Safe, Productive & Performant: Who Doesn’t Want it All?”
But that convenience can come with a significant cost. C++ is built as a “zero cost abstraction” language. The high-level abstractions in C++ (such as template metaprogramming, or new features like concepts) must be able to be compiled down to code that executes just as fast as it would in a low-abstraction language such as C.
You can’t make a managed language as fast as C++. Or at least very smart people have tried and failed—this talk will cover some of those efforts at Microsoft. But can you make C++ safe and productive without giving up its performance?
Andrew Pardoe has been working in Visual Studio for about 15 years. He started with the C++ team testing the Itanium optimizer and then moved over to the CLR (C# runtime) team to become a PM. After 7 years working on the C# runtime he went to work for an experimental OS group in the Windows organization. In the past year he's moved back to the C++ team where he's responsible for the front-end parser and code analysis.