Implementation of a multithreaded compile-time ECS in C++14

An alternative to deep inheritance trees for game and application architecture design is "composition". Separating data from logic allows the code to be more reusable and more efficient, alongside additional benefits.

This tutorial will guide the audience through the design and implementation of an experimental compile-time-based ECS, focusing on showing the train of thought behind solving the challenges faced in the design of the library.

Using modern C++14 features and heavy metaprogramming, it is possible to design an efficient and user-friendly compile-time multithreaded component-based entity system library, striving for intuitive syntax and cost-free abstractions. By leveraging the compile-time knowledge regarding components and systems, the implementation can figure out what computations can run in parallel and how to efficiently store and manage components.

Speaker: Vittorio Romeo


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