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Sep 06, 2000, 21:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The C++ Programming Language is the definitive guide to programming in C++. Written by the very author of C++, Bjarne Stroustrup, it contains everything from the very basics of the language to more advanced topics. It is broken into four parts. The first part, "Basic Facilities," is an introduction to the C++ programming languages, and introduces types, declarations, pointers, arrays, functions, and structures. Part II, "Abstraction Mechanisms," focuses on classes, including the topics of classes, operator overloading, derived classes, templates, exception handling, and class hierarchies. Part III, "The Standard Library," introduces (you guessed it!) the standard library, which is included in C++ compilers for use in programs. Finally, Part IV, "Design Using C++" discusses the development and design of good C++ programs."

"The C++ Programming Language is an excellent reference book. It encompasses nearly every aspect of the C++ programming language and displays this information in neatly organized chapters and subchapters. When a difficult or not yet explained topic is encountered, the book provides a reference to the appropriate are of the book, using the notation §1.2.3 to indicate Chapter 1, section 2, subsection 3. This makes it easy to find what you are looking for in the book, and access to a great amount of information. Everything explained in an understandable."

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