Children respecting authority… what about authority respecting the children?

David Cameron said that If children don’t learnt to respect authority at school how can we expect them to respect others when they grow up? Maybe they’ll grow up to be politicians. Then they can continue the blatant disrespect for the voting public that is so common in today’s politics. Respect is something you earn, …

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Venting on C++

Lately I’ve used C++ for a tool I’ve been working on at the office. Here are some idiosyncrasies in the standard library that I’ve noticed: I was expecting the following code to compile: std::string f(“hello.txt”); std::ifstream in_file(f); But oh no! For some reason ifstream doesn’t have a constructor that accepts a standard C++ string. Instead …

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