I'm the Grumpy Old Ape sometimes answering C++ questions on Stackoverflow.
Usually you will find me in the C++ Lounge of the Stack Overflow chat.

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comment Transferring a sleeping infant from my arms to his bed
I have several kids and can tell you: This mainly depends on the child. I've had those you could drop over the mattress and they would curl into a ball in their sleep and snore, and those we had to carry on our bodies for months, because lying down was not an option.
Mar
27
accepted Why do iterators need to be default-constructible
Mar
26
comment Why is "using namespace std;" considered bad practice?
I appreciate that there are non-native speakers (I am), and do not expect perfect grammar. But a spell checker can be employed easily.
Mar
26
revised Why is "using namespace std;" considered bad practice?
added 1 character in body
Mar
26
comment Why is "using namespace std;" considered bad practice?
Define "elegance".
Mar
26
comment Using std Namespace
@Mike: Read this.
Mar
16
revised Trailing underscores for member variables in C++
edited tags
Mar
16
awarded Yearling
Mar
16
awarded Yearling
Mar
15
comment How to disable the "highlight changes" feature?
Thanks a ton for this! +1 from me. I was just formulating such a question of my own when this one was suggested.
Mar
14
comment Cast a vector of std::string to char***
"Using manual memory management" is quantifiable.
Mar
13
comment Cast a vector of std::string to char***
Well, yes, you can do it – by posting horrific code that prompts what's obviously a complete novice to use manual memory management, and which – given that we do not know what the API needs a pointer to a pointer to a pointer to a non-const string for – is at least as likely to blow up in the OP's face as it is to actually solve the problem.
Mar
13
comment Cast a vector of std::string to char***
And what if the function called calls free() on the pointer?? If it's taking a char***, it's likely a C API, after all. Really, this question is way to vague to answer it meaningfully.
Mar
13
comment Cast a vector of std::string to char***
Why the hell do you use a C arrays for that?! What happens if myTrippleStarFunction() can throw??
Mar
12
comment Is there any way to limit distress when diaper changing for newborns?
This. I have fond memories of having fun with my children during changing time. Of course, we made sure it would be warm and comfortable to lie around naked. (Two of my children were born at the end of the summer, one in fall.)
Mar
11
comment Unable to load one or more breakpoints error in Visual Studio 2013
@Nitu: Since this file is recreated every time you open the solution, and since it is where the breakpoints are stored, it is there. Maybe you could search for it? Again, if you have trouble navigating the file system you would need to ask at SuperUser.
Mar
10
comment How and when should I tell my son his AMAZING father isn't his biological father?
I have thought about this ever since, and finally gave my own answer.
Mar
10
answered How and when should I tell my son his AMAZING father isn't his biological father?
Mar
9
comment Effects on children and parents of marriage breaking up
I only now saw this answer. Thanks for giving yet another POV. If my experience is anything to go by, you might want to start thinking about different arrangements. It will take some time, but at some point the two of your night start to lead lives too independent and different for being really comfortable to share an apartment. IME, what seems good at the start, when you two might still be quite close, might seem unbearable 3 years later. But you will have to find out for yourself if that's the case for you.
Mar
8
comment C++ code error in my practice code
It's rather easy, actually: Yes, there's valid use cases for C strings in C++. But, no, you shouldn't use them anyway when you don't know how they work. The OP doesn't, so he shouldn't. Instead he should be pointed at std::string. Which this answer does. Hence it's got my vote.
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