| I recently tried out the Google "top coder" contest, as a C++
| coder. I noticed immediately that they expected me to know STL.
| To which I say, what the *** ?!
after all, this must be the biggest breakthrough in programming of the
| I may be missing something, but at what point when learning C++
| was I supposed to have picked up STL? I ask because at every
| job I've had, and every job interview for that matter, whenever
| STL comes up it's not I, but a manager who says effectively
| yuck, we don't use that crap.
clearly someone who didn't learned it either.
| To which I say good, I never learned that crap.
he he, bad for you. If you can't even use std::sort(), I guess you're in
| Not that I haven't tried using it. The error messages that any
| newbie-to-STL is bound to get were 100+ lines long. Really useful!
This is often a mixture of compiler QoI and STL implementation. You also
want to use an IDE that jumps to the line where the error is detected. And
you might want to check out STLfilt: http://www.yqcomputer.com/
| Google clearly has stacked their contest against C++ programmers,
| which means that it is not about "top coders" after all.
most programmers learn both languages and quickly discovers that Java is for