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The changing face of programming abstraction in C++

Glennan Carnie

Glennan Carnie

Technical Consultant at Feabhas Ltd
Glennan is an embedded systems and software engineer with over 20 years experience, mostly in high-integrity systems for the defence and aerospace industry.

He specialises in C++, UML, software modelling, Systems Engineering and process development.
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Iterating through containers… options, options options.

Iterating through a container of objects is something we do a lot.  It’s boilerplate code.  It’s also a nice indicator of how C++ is raising the level of abstraction in programming.

So let’s start with a simple container of ADTs:

Now let’s iterate through them, calling the mf() method on each object in turn.  First, we’ll ‘roll our own’ loop.

That’s imperative programming in action; and has the warm, fuzzy feeling of recognition for all C programmers.

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