Herb Sutter

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Herb Sutter is a prominent C++ expert. He is also a book author and a columnist for Dr. Dobb's Journal. He joined Microsoft in 2002 as a platform evangelist for Visual C++ .NET, rising to lead software architect for C++/CLI.[1] Sutter served as secretary and convener of the ISO C++ standards committee for over 10 years. In September 2008 he was replaced by P.J. Plauger. He then re-assumed the convener position,[2] after Plauger resigned in October 2009.[3][4] In recent years Sutter was lead designer for C++/CX and C++ AMP.[5]

Guru of the Week[edit]

From 1997 to 2003, Sutter regularly created C++ programming problems and posted them on the Usenet newsgroup comp.lang.c++.moderated, under the title Guru of the Week. The problems generally addressed common misconceptions or poorly understood concepts in C++. Sutter later published expanded versions of many of the problems in his first two books, Exceptional C++ and More Exceptional C++. New articles, mostly related to C++11, were published since November 2011. [6]

The Free Lunch Is Over[edit]

"The Free Lunch Is Over" is an article[7] from Herb Sutter published in 2005. It stated that microprocessor serial-processing speed is reaching a physical limit, which leads to two main consequences:

  • processor manufactures will focus on products that better support multithreading (such as multi-core processors), and
  • software developers will be forced to develop massively multithreaded programs as a way to better use such processors.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Sutter, Herb (2004-04-01). "Trip Report: October–December 2003". Dr. Dobb's Journal. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  2. ^ Sutter's Mill, Herb Sutter's blog on software, hardware, and concurrency (2010-03-03). "Where can you get the ISO C++ standard, and what does "open standard" mean?". Retrieved 2011-10-16. 
  3. ^ Stefanus Du Toit, ISO/IEC C++ Standards Committee Paper N3003 (2009-12-04). "Minutes of WG21 Meeting, October 19, 2009". pp. 10, 20–21. Retrieved 2010-04-10. 
  4. ^ comp.std.c++, George Ryan, Ville Voutilainen, Francis Glassborow, and Steve Clamage (2009-10-25). "Plauger resigned as convener?". Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  5. ^ "About". Retrieved 2012-10-30. 
  6. ^ GotW category of the Sutter's blog
  7. ^ Sutter, H. 2005. "The free lunch is over: A fundamental turn toward concurrency in software," Dr. Dobb's Journal, 30(3), http://www.gotw.ca/publications/concurrency-ddj.htm.

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