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Re: [SG20] glossary of modern C++ terms

From: Arthur O'Dwyer <arthur.j.odwyer_at_[hidden]>
Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2019 12:48:59 -0500
Besides https://en.cppreference.com/w/cpp/language ,
I'll throw out a plug for my own glossary of C++ *acronyms* (but only

FWIW, I don't consider "magma" to be a C++ term. I don't even consider it
to be a common *mathematical* term — it's certainly less common than
"group" or even "ring". The only WG21 proposal that even mentions "magmas"
that I'm aware of is Chris Di Bella's P1813R0 "A Concept Design for the
Numeric Algorithms"
<http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg21/docs/papers/2019/p1813r0.pdf>. Besides
concept "magma" it provides concepts for "semigroup", "monoid",
"quasigroup", "loop", "group", "abelian_group", "weak_magmaring", and
C++ programmers don't need to know any of those terms. (I present that
statement as a self-evident truth.)


On Sun, Dec 15, 2019 at 11:29 AM Christopher Di Bella via SG20 <
sg20_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Most of these words can be found on C++ Reference
> <https://en.cppreference.com/w/>. A Tour of C++
> <http://stroustrup.com/Tour.html> and The C++ Programming Language
> <http://stroustrup.com/4th.html> are a bit more of an extended glossary,
> and then there's the International Standard, which would be the "official
> glossary".
> The only item you've mentioned that won't appear in these is magma
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magma_(algebra)>, as that's an algebraic
> term that hasn't yet been standardised.
> On Sun, 15 Dec 2019 at 15:47, rhkramer--- via SG20 <sg20_at_[hidden]>
> wrote:
>> Can someone suggest a glossary that covers modern C++ terminology, I'm
>> thinking of things like:
>> * variadic
>> * concept
>> * magma
>> * auto (I guess there are two distinct meanings / uses)
>> I could google, but haven't so far -- I'd like to find two glossaries or
>> other
>> sources, one that might be the "official" glossary, and then one or more
>> others
>> that might explain the same terms from a different (and, I'm hoping) and
>> more
>> understandable perspective for someone in the peanut gallery.
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