STL Algorithms

While attending a workshop at Linuxwochen Linz recently, I found using std::for_each and other algorithms from the C++ Standard Template library without even really thinking about it, much to the surprise of the other workshop attendants, which were, contrary to me, rather artists than coders. As I were thinking about the way my C++ coding style evolved over the years, I remembered that my use of <algorithm>s can be traced back to a single article on Dr. Dobb’s: STL Algorithms vs. Hand-Written Loops.

The text was written by Scott Meyers almost ten years ago, but in my eyes, it is still a very good read on the topic. Highly recommended!