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Posted July 3, 2012
I bought this book based on the quality of O'Reilly's Learning Python... In comparison this book is thoroughly awful. The author is overly verbose and yet somehow still manages to not really teach the reader anything at all. I don't have a recommended substitute but do not buy this book to learn c++.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 29, 2002
O'Reilly's worst book ever?
The aside from the above reveiw being completely true, the book is now (as of Sept 2002) completely and absolutely outdated. I was very disappointed with this book. The C++ language was not covered in any depth whatsoever. If not for it's outdatedness, it might be usefull for a student with absolutely no prior programming experience. I am surprised that O'Reilly still publishes this book due to the fact that the C++ technologies of today: STL, the 'bool' keyword, and more were standardized after this books writing. The book does not even mention them. To anyone wanting to learn modern C++ I highly recommend "The C++ Programming Language by Bjarne Stroustrup". Stroustrup is the creator of C++. I recommend strongly against purchasing this book and hope that O'Reilly fixes this blemish on their otherwise perfect reputation.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 11, 2000
Lacks the quality expected from O'Reilly
Although I have numerous other ORA books and enjoy them thoroughly, I must say that this book was not at all helpful. I feel that the primary problem with the text is that it did not give a good explanation about how to program in C++. Yes, it does explain how various features of the language work, but not how to implement them. The examples given were limited in scope and little explanation was given about how object oriented programming is really done. I would recommend to anyone planning to learn how to write C++ code and how to work with objects to read 'Thinking in C++' by Bruce Eckel rather than this book. I would also encourage the reader to visit Mr. Eckel¿s web site for more information about C++ programming.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 24, 2012
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