C++ Coding Standards: 101 Rules, Guidelines, and Best Practices
Consistent, high-quality coding standards improve software quality, reduce time-to-market, promote teamwork, eliminate time wasted on inconsequential matters, and simplify maintenance. Now, two of the world's most respected C++ experts distill the rich collective experience of the global C++ community into a set of coding standards that every developer and development team can understand and use as a basis for their own coding standards.
The authors cover virtually every facet of C++ programming: design and coding style, functions, operators, class design, inheritance, construction/destruction, copying, assignment, namespaces, modules, templates, genericity, exceptions, STL containers and algorithms, and more. Each standard is described concisely, with practical examples. From type definition to error handling, this book presents C++ best practices, including some that have only recently been identified and standardized-techniques you may not know even if you've used C++ for years. Along the way, you'll find answers to questions like
Whether you're working alone or with others, C++ Coding Standards will help you write cleaner code--and write it faster, with fewer hassles and less frustration.
Minimize global and shared data
Know when and how to code for concurrency
Ensure resources are owned by objects Use explicit RAII and smart pointers
Prefer compile and linktime errors to runtime errors
Use const proactively
Know when and how to code for scalability 8 Dont optimize prematurely 9 Dont pessimize prematurely
Avoid magic numbers
Declare variables as locally as possible