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C++ For C# Developers: Part 38 – C Standard Library

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Today we’ll begin exploring the C++ Standard Library. As C++ is mostly a superset of C, the C++ Standard Library is mostly a superset of the C Standard Library. So we’ll begin there!

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C++ For C# Developers: Part 32 – Thread-Local Storage and Volatile

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There is language-level support in C# for per-thread storage of variables. The same goes for the volatile keyword. C++ also supports per-thread variables, but with per-thread initialization and de-initialization. It has a volatile keyword too, but it’s meaning is quite different from C#. Read on to learn how to properly use these features in each language.

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Can Fixed-Point Improve Performance?

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Fixed-point types save memory compared to floating-point types, but can they also improve performance? Today’s article finds out!

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Problem and Solution: The Terrible Inefficiency of FileStream and BinaryReader

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File I/O can be a major performance bottleneck for many apps. It’s all too easy to read files in a way that is massively inefficient. Classes like FileStream and BinaryReader make it really easy to write super slow code. Today’s article explores why this happens and what can be done about it. Read on to learn more!

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File I/O Performance Tips

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At some point, every project ends up reading or writing to the file system. If you do anything more than storing a single blob of bytes (e.g. JSON text) then you’ll need to be very careful about performance. It’s easy to accidentally write code that takes way longer to read and write than it should and you won’t get any help from the compiler or from Unity. Today’s article reveals some of these traps so you won’t fall into them!

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