C++ Programming Language, The, 4th Edition
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Bjarne Stroustrup is the designer and original implementer of C++, the author of The C++ Programming Language, The Annotated C++ Reference Manual, and The Design and Evolution of C++, and the consulting editor of Addison-Wesley's C++ In-Depth Series. Having previously worked at Bell Labs and AT&T Labs-Research, he currently is the College of Engineering Chair in Computer Science Professor at Texas A&M University. The recipient of numerous honors, including the Dr. Dobb's Excellence in Programming Award (2008), Dr. Stroustrup is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, an AT&T Fellow, an AT&T Bell Laboratories Fellow, an IEEE Fellow, and an ACM Fellow. His research interests include distributed systems, simulation, design, programming techniques, software development tools, and programming languages, and he remains actively involved in the ANSI/ISO standardization of C++. Dr. Stroustrup holds an advanced degree from the University of Aarhus in his native Denmark and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cambridge University, England.
The new C++11 standard allows programmers to express ideas more clearly, simply, and directly, and to write faster, more efficient code. Bjarne Stroustrup, the designer and original implementer of C++, has reorganized, extended, and completely rewritten his definitive reference and tutorial for programmers who want to use C++ most effectively.
The C++ Programming Language, Fourth Edition, delivers meticulous, richly explained, and integrated coverage of the entire language—its facilities, abstraction mechanisms, standard libraries, and key design techniques. Throughout, Stroustrup presents concise, “pure C++11” examples, which have been carefully crafted to clarify both usage and program design. To promote deeper understanding, the author provides extensive cross-references, both within the book and to the ISO standard.
New C++11 coverage includes
- Support for concurrency
- Regular expressions, resource management pointers, random numbers, and improved containers
- General and uniform initialization, simplified for-statements, move semantics, and Unicode support
- Lambdas, general constant expressions, control over class defaults, variadic templates, template aliases, and user-defined literals
- Compatibility issues
Topics addressed in this comprehensive book include
- Basic facilities: type, object, scope, storage, computation fundamentals, and more
- Modularity, as supported by namespaces, source files, and exception handling
- C++ abstraction, including classes, class hierarchies, and templates in support of a synthesis of traditional programming, object-oriented programming, and generic programming
- Standard Library: containers, algorithms, iterators, utilities, strings, stream I/O, locales, numerics, and more
- The C++ basic memory model, in depth
This fourth edition makes C++11 thoroughly accessible to programmers moving from C++98 or other languages, while introducing insights and techniques that even cutting-edge C++11 programmers will find indispensable.
This book features an enhanced, layflat binding, which allows the book to stay open more easily when placed on a flat surface. This special binding method—noticeable by a small space inside the spine—also increases durability.
6 of 11 people found the following review helpful
The classic with C++11 now!!! Great Book,
This review is from: The C++ Programming Language, 4th Edition (Paperback)THis is a great book. Notice that this is a book for someone that knows how to program. In special, this is a book for someone that is interested in learning more about the language from the creator from C++ and also be able to use it as a reference. However, reading the book as a reference, I think is a lost for the details he gives in the book.
I do have to agree with the other reviewer, that this has the best typefont from all previous version and extremely nice "blue" font for the source code... Blue is my favorite...
The compatibility chapter (at the end of the book) is useful when dealing with vc98 and c++11.
If you are a C++ programmer, I think this book is a must.
I have many C++ books... from the ones that have come out with c++11 , I think the new STL book, and C++ professional are also great books.
Finally, I want to talk about the cover. I was thinking why? Why this cover? I'm not sure why he picked the cover... But I can... Read more
7 of 16 people found the following review helpful
much better typeface/font than previous versions,
This review is from: The C++ Programming Language, 4th Edition (Paperback)One thing I really dislike about all the previous versions of this classic book on the C++ programming language was their typeface/font for codes was black and cursive which made them hard to read and differentiate from the text. However in this edition the typeface/font for codes has change to blue and Sans serif kind of font which makes reading much more eligible and distinguishable from content text. Although I have not read through the book but I have no doubt the content shall set a new standard for the latest c++ programming language books in addition to its hugely improved typesetting.
4 of 24 people found the following review helpful
vary bad pack,
This review is from: The C++ Programming Language, 4th Edition (Paperback)the quality of the paper are super bad, can't be a classic book. the contents are full of useless copy from ISO
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Table of Contents
Preface to the Fourth Edition v
Preface to the Third Edition ix
Preface to the Second Edition xi
Preface to the First Edition xii
Part I: Introductory Material 1
Chapter 1: Notes to the Reader 3
Chapter 2: A Tour of C++: The Basics 37
Chapter 3: A Tour of C++: Abstraction Mechanisms 59
Chapter 4: A Tour of C++: Containers and Algorithms 87
Chapter 5: A Tour of C++: Concurrency and Utilities 111
Part II: Basic Facilities 133
Chapter 6: Types and Declarations 135
Chapter 7: Pointers, Arrays, and References 171
Chapter 8: Structures, Unions, and Enumerations 201
Chapter 9: Statements 225
Chapter 10: Expressions 241
Chapter 11: Select Operations 273
Chapter 12: Functions 305
Chapter 13: Exception Handling 343
Chapter 14: Namespaces 389
Chapter 15: Source Files and Programs 419
Part III: Abstraction Mechanisms 447
Chapter 16: Classes 449
Chapter 17: Construction, Cleanup, Copy, and Move 481
Chapter 18: Overloading 527
Chapter 19: Special Operators 549
Chapter 20: Derived Classes 577
Chapter 21: Class Hierarchies 613
Chapter 22: Run-Time Type Information 641
Chapter 23: Templates 665
Chapter 24: Generic Programming 699
Chapter 25: Specialization 721
Chapter 26: Instantiation 741
Chapter 27: Templates and Hierarchies 759
Chapter 28: Metaprogramming 779
Chapter 29: A Matrix Design 827
Part IV: The Standard Library 857
Chapter 30: Standard Library Summary 859
Chapter 31: STL Containers 885
Chapter 32: STL Algorithms 927
Chapter 33: STL Iterators 953
Chapter 34: Memory and Resources 973
Chapter 35: Utilities 1009
Chapter 36: Strings 1033
Chapter 37: Regular Expressions 1051
Chapter 38: I/O Streams 1073
Chapter 39: Locales 1109
Chapter 40: Numerics 1159
Chapter 41: Concurrency 1191
Chapter 42: Threads and Tasks 1209
Chapter 43: The C Standard Library 1253
Chapter 44: Compatibility 1267
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