(Native) C++ developer for many years.
Answering policy: I only address questions which I think I can provide helpful input to; this will not always be the answer you are looking for. Don't assume that I know everything about the particular topic. Occasionally I will be wildly guessing (but I'll say so).
While I'm pleased to be recognised as a "Microsoft Community Contributor", I do not work for Microsoft nor have any responsibility for their products.