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Linux Journal: The C++ Standard Library [Review]

Oct 14, 1999, 02:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter H. Salus)

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"In 1997, I was sent a volume by Nicolai M. Josuttis called Die C++ Standardbibliothek. I liked it a lot. In fact, I thought it was the best piece of work on the C++ Standard Library that I'd seen. I told Addison-Wesley that they should publish an English translation."

"Well, Josuttis has produced another volume, in English, which is far more than the previous book: more in subject matter, as it is now subtitled "A Tutorial and Reference," rather than "A detailed introduction" to ANSI/ISO C++, and more in text with over 200 additional pages. Unfortunately, the CD-ROM that was in the German volume is no longer part of the book."

"If you use Python, a thorough knowledge of the C++ libraries will make this text a great deal easier for you, even though Python is not mentioned by Josuttis. Python is, indeed, interpreted, but it is object-oriented. And even though the word "tutorial" is on the cover, you had better know some C++ before you start reading: the tutorial introduction (chapters 2-4) is an introduction to the Library, not to the Language."

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