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Const Correctness for C++ Builds

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Christopher McArthur
C++ DevOps Expert

In the ever-evolving world of software development, ensuring code quality and maintainability is paramount. Two seemingly unrelated concepts, const correctness in C++ and ephemeral build environments from DevOps, share a surprising connection, both aiming to build a strong foundation for reliable software.

Const Correctness: Enforcing Immutability in Code

Const correctness is a programming paradigm in C++ that emphasizes the use of the const keyword to explicitly declare variables and objects that shouldn't be modified. This enforces a form of immutability within your code. Just like an immutable object in other languages, a const variable cannot have its value changed after initialization.