February 12, 2004

Simplify Callback Dispatching with Enumerated Indexes

Callbacks, either in the form of function pointers or pointers to members, offer a significant advantage over direct function calls: the caller doesn’t have to know a function’s name (nor its object’s name, if it’s a member function) in order to invoke it. Alas, this anonymity is a fertile source

Open Source Is Fertile Ground for Foul Play

n old adage that governments would be well-served to heed is: You get what you pay for. When you rely on free or low-cost products, you often get the shaft, and that, in my opinion, is exactly what governments are on track to get. Perhaps not today, nor even tomorrow,