watching c++con talks on youtube and:
- I'm glad that there are people who think about, like, "what's the absolute lowest latency you can squeeze out of this code", but it's a shame they're all high frequency trading employees
- c++ programmers have the weirdest possible bugs
- glad I don't have to do it for a living
@BestGirlGrace ...Is that actually a thing? Something tells me it might be. :/
@Angle There was a talk that brought up "If you pass this in THIS way instead of THIS way, you'll get the constructor that makes a copy of the argument" or whatever, yeah
@BestGirlGrace Her fault for being a woman. 🧐
QuestionGuy: Uh hi I'm an expert in the field and do you think that <thing I literally wrote a paper on> is true?
Speaker: no, because in our case we need to flopnax the ropja-
QuestionGuy: ok well because in my experience...
@artemis they're always so long, and the answer is never interesting, and I swear it's the same three people every time
@BestGirlGrace ohh yeah that's a very heavy feel. I'm keeping track of rust confs and it's all blockchain companies everywhere. Yuck.
@antifuchs would it kill em to get one person who works on, like, a game engine
or folks from the standards board, I think that'd be cool
@BestGirlGrace hah! I guess for c++ there's more specialized confs where they do that maybe? At a certain point in popularity it's more about evangelizing that your business is a thing in the field, might be they're just saturating the compiler/language standardization space
@antifuchs I'm guessing it's because cppcon is expensive enough that it's usually employers paying for tickets, and employers want to see talks that make the employees better at their jobs, and "how to avoid race conditions" fits that more than "how a bill becomes a law"
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