20 Aug 10

“I often hear a complaint that C++ code tends to be slow to compile, sometimes even taking overnight. Slow compiles were one of the motivations for exported templates, and are even listed as one of the reasons for the development of the Go language. It’s a real problem, and since I’m in the C++ compiler business I get asked about this.” (Walter Bright)

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13 Jun 10

STLFilt simplifies and/or reformats long-winded C++ error and warning messages, with a focus on STL-related diagnostics (and for MSVC 6, it fully eliminates C4786 warnings and their detritus). The result renders many of even the most cryptic diagnostics comprehensible.

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