Gaming meets modern C++ - a fast and reliable entity component system (ECS) and much more (by skypjack)

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  • Focus: A simple and fast text editor written in Jai
    7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 2 Sep 2023
    https://pastebin.com/VPypiitk This is a very small experiment i did to learn the metaprogramming features. its an ECS library using the same model as entt (https://github.com/skypjack/entt). In 200 lines or so it does the equivalent of a few thousand lines of template heavy Cpp while compiling instantly and generating good debug code.

    Some walkthrough:

    Line 8 declares a SparseSet type as a fairly typical template. its just a struct with arrays of type T inside. Next lines implement getters/setters for this data structure

    Line 46 Base_Registry things get interesting. This is a struct that holds a bunch of SparseSet of different types, and providers getters/setters for them by type. It uses code generation to do this. The initial #insert at the start of the class injects codegen that creates structure members from the type list the struct gets on its declaration. Note also how type-lists are a native structure in the lang, no need for variadics.

    Line 99 i decide to do variadic style tail templates anyway for fun. I implement a function that takes a typelist and returns the tail, and the struct is created through recursion as one would do in cpp. Getters and setters for the View struct are also implemented through recursion

    Line 143 has the for expansion. This is how you overload the for loop functionality to create custom iterators.

    The rest of the code is just some basic test code that runs the thing.

  • Introducing Ecsact
    8 projects | dev.to | 24 Jun 2023
    Since we wanted a common game simulation that would be on both the server and the client we looked into a few libraries that would fit our ECS needs. It was decided we were going to write this common part of our game in C++, but rust was considered. C++ was a familiar language for us so naturally EnTT and flecs came up right away. I had used EnTT before, writing some small demo projects, so our choice was made based on familiarity. In order to integrate with Unity we created a small C interface to communicate between our simulation code and Unity’s C#. Here’s close to what it looked like. I removed some parts for brevity sake.
  • Sharing Saturday #472
    7 projects | /r/roguelikedev | 23 Jun 2023
    Are you sure you don't want to use a C++ package manager? Libtcod is on Vcpkg and with that setup you could add the fmt library or EnTT. fmt fixes C++'s string handling and EnTT fixes everything wrong with the entities of the previous tutorials.
  • Where can I find the juiciest, most complex and modern c++ code?
    2 projects | /r/cpp_questions | 9 Jun 2023
  • What are the limits of blueprints?
    4 projects | /r/unrealengine | 25 May 2023
    There's also a performance question. While we can now use Blueprint nativization to convert Blueprints to C++ the result will be a fairly naive version, fast enough for most purposes but not if you're trying to push every bit of performance. This is where you're looking at making sure you're hitting things such as using the CPU cache as well as possible for an ECS system (Look at ENTT or Flecs if you want to see what they're about and why you'd want one), or a system needing to process massive amounts of data quickly such as the Voxel Plugin.
  • any resources for expanding on ECS?
    4 projects | /r/gamedev | 22 Apr 2023
    For a modern engine you’re probably best looking at Unity’s DOTS. You may also want to check out some of the different open source ECS libraries such as flecs and EnTT are two popular ones for C++, but there’s lots of them. Largely you’ll see lots of different approaches taken, all with their own pros and cons. Not all of them will be performant (some focus more on the design benefits) while others will be optimised for certain use cases. What you should prioritise will depend on your specific needs.
  • DynaMix 2.0.0 Released
    8 projects | /r/cpp | 13 Apr 2023
    You can think of DynaMix as combining one of these libraries with an ECS like entt(https://github.com/skypjack/entt)
  • Flecs – A fast entity component system for C and C++
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 4 Apr 2023
    https://github.com/skypjack/entt is a fantastic alternative; also, one of the most beautiful codebases/elegant designs I 've come across.
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 4 Apr 2023
  • Please roast my ECS implementation
    2 projects | /r/gamedev | 27 Feb 2023
    As a way to force myself to learn more about game engines I've created asimov-ts. While doing it, I tried to refrain from looking at other ECS implementations as much as possible and use only more theoretical sources. As a result, I think it's a bit different from other stuff I've seen like EnTT and bevy_ecs.
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The primary programming language of entt is C++.

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