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Posts: articles

Nov 01 2022
Lifetime extension of temporary objects in C++: common recommendations and pitfalls
After reading this article, you will learn the following: ways to extend the lifetime of a temporary object in C++, various tips and tricks; pitfalls of the lifetime extension that a C++ programmer may face, and that I have already faced myself.
Oct 28 2022
How we were looking for a bug in PVS-Studio or 278 GB of log files
Grigory Semenchev, Sergey Larin, Phillip Khandeliants
Here is an interesting story of how our team were looking for a bug in the PVS-Studio analyzer. Well, we make mistakes too. However, we are ready to roll up our sleeves and dive deep into the rabbit hole.
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Oct 26 2022
0,1,2, Freddy came for Blender
Andrey Karpov
This article could have been named "How PVS-Studio prevents rash code changes, example N7". However, naming articles like that becomes boring. So today Freddy Krueger's name is in the title, and you'll find out why.
Oct 25 2022
Examples of errors that PVS-Studio found in LLVM 15.0
Andrey Karpov
Compilers are evolving: they issue more and more warnings. Do developers still need to use static code analyzers like PVS-Studio? Yes, because analyzers are evolving too. In this article you'll see how PVS-Studio can find bugs even in a compiler.
Oct 20 2022
How PVS-Studio prevents rash code changes, example N6
Vladislav Stolyarov
Developers often make mistakes accidentally, or because they are in a hurry. Wondering how to find such mistakes quickly? Welcome to another article in the "How PVS-Studio prevents rash code changes" series. Today we're talking about the FreeCAD project.
Oct 17 2022
Top 10 C++ conference talks 2019—2022
Polina Alekseeva
Lots of interesting developer conferences take place in the world. It would be great to invent teleportation so you could attend every talk you're interested in, but let's make things easier. You can watch almost any conference talk on YouTube.
Oct 13 2022
Is there life without RTTI or How we wrote our own dynamic_cast
Vladislav Stolyarov
There aren't many things left in modern C++ that don't fit the "Don't pay for what you don't use" paradigm. One of them is dynamic_cast. In this article, we'll find out what's wrong with it, and after that — try to find an alternative.
Sep 27 2022
A talk with Jason Turner: the history of CppCast, and why it was shut down
Uliana Grishina
In this article, we are going to talk to Jason Turner, one of the CppCast founders. CppCast is the first podcast for C++ developers by C++ developers. From 2015 to 2022 CppCast had weekly conversations with C++ conference speakers, library authors, writers, ISO...
Sep 22 2022
Reworking C and C++ front-end — or how we deal with 16-year legacy code in PVS-Studio
Sergey Larin
In 2022, the PVS-Studio static analyzer for C and C++ turns 16 years old. If the analyzer were a human, it would have already finished high school! This project was started a long time ago, and since then its type system has not almost changed. In this article, we will...
Aug 31 2022
The feedback for our C++ quiz and why it matters
Alexey Sarkisov
Earlier we wrote about our quiz for C++ developers. Since the quiz launch, we have been carefully collecting your feedback. Some of the comments were related to the quiz errors, that we obviously sought to fix.
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