If you happen to drive by car in Varese (Italy) and you take a wrong turn, then you are forced to drive miles before getting any chance to turn back. That’s a criminal road system.
Say you have slightly more than one hour to talk about C++ to an audience of programmers that range from the self-taught C-only programmer to the yes-I-once-programmed-in-C++-then-switched-to-a-modern-language. What would you focus your presentation on?I started composing slides thinking C++ for C programmers, but it is a huge task and sure the result won’t fit into a single week.
Also I must resist the temptation to teach, since a single hour is not enough to learn anything.
Then I am planning to re-shaping my presentation in form of wow-slides. I mean every slide (no more than 10-15 of them) should show a C++ idiom / technique / mechanism that would cause a wow-reaction in a C programmer or in a C++80 programmer.
Advices are highly appreciated.