Monthly Archives: September 2013

Documentation

I recently┬áread http://stevelosh.com/blog/2013/09/teach-dont-tell/. It is a bit strident, but echoes feedback I have been getting about the xll library. Someone who doesn’t know anything about the library needs to have a smoother ramp up. I get it from the other end too. People who know something about add-ins and C++ seem to wonder how my code works.

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I watched Andrei Alexandrescu’s talk about variadic templates today. Then I wrote excel.h

It replaces 216 lines of code that did less. I really don’t know what to say about this other than I’m absolutely flabbergasted at the expressive power of C++2011.

It took a lot of hard work by very smart people to make … into this. What a world we live in.