The abundance C++ standard library implementations is quite surprising. You have at least the following:
-I used it myself in a couple of projects, and it is bundled with Borland C++ Builder
- well, this is mainly STL
- used in Microsoft's Visual C++
It is really astonishing - imagine all those people sitting and coding the standard library …
Another, this time much more serious problem, for Dell. According to all major news sources, the computer manufacture is
more than 4 million laptop batteries due to safety reasons.
Personally, I never liked Dell's laptops, always preferring IBM's.
According to a
gave false information in some of its advertisements. They claim it was a genuine mistake in one of their sales brochures, but it didn't save them from being sued. This is not surprising at all, given the number of desperate lawyers in the US.
Talking of Dell, I am quite impressed by their marketing department, at least in the UK - most of the …
Skype has just
its API for X Windows. I suspect it is still not very stable - after all their recent beta is far from perfect, but if you are interested to try it out on Linux - give it a go.
I have just seen new Dell's
Axim PDA, version X51v-624
. I am actually quite impressed, since it has almost everyting I want from a PDA: Windows Mobile 5.0, a lot of RAM, VGA screen, powerfull CPU and long-lasting library (if you buy the double-capacity one). If it only had the smart-phone features as well, mainly GSP chip, I would probably buy it.
Well, even NY Times is
in size. I hope that
will follow the lead and eventually abandon their broadsheet style and start publishing in tabloid format. Although very against tradition, it is much more convenient to read in an overcrowded train or tube carriage.
, that Google is about to launch its own on-line payment service, a rival to PayPal. This is not at all surprising, since Google has been expanding its basket of products recently. Given their powerful advertising base, they are almost doomed to succeed. And this new service will be one of the few which actually generates money, AdWord being the first, of course.
, IT students do not waste their precious time on doing their own assignments anymore. Instead they hire cheap developers from India and other places and for just a few pounds have their word done for them.
I can't help recalling all the nights I spent writing code as part of my homework, after exhausting studies and a day shift at work...
It is nice to see that shared_ptr is finally
making its way
into C++ standard library. The question is, of course, when it will actually happen. The document was composed in 2003, but today no compiler ships with anything but std::auto_ptr.