My Meeting C++ Keynote video is now available

Mike Franklin slavo5150 at
Mon Jan 14 03:58:37 UTC 2019

On Saturday, 12 January 2019 at 15:51:03 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 

I especially like how design by introspection was contrasted with 
concepts and metaclasses, culminating in "We want to generate 
more smart code, not more boilerplate.  We want to generate code 
that matters." Indeed.  But what language features do we already 
have that are as "bo-riing" as concepts and metaclasses?

What I wonder is, with design by introspection and the right mix 
of other language features (e.g. `alias`, `alias this`, mixins, 
etc...), what traditional language features can be removed from 
the compiler and delegated to library facilities? For example,

Because design by introspection allows us to "assemble programs 
atomically", perhaps high-level language features like classes 
and interfaces can become obsolete, and the language itself can 
be reduced simpler primitives that don't require the overhead of 
a runtime.


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