C++: The Complete Reference, 4th Edition / Edition 4

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Best-selling genius Herb Schildt covers everything from keywords, syntax, and libraries, to advanced features such as overloading, inheritance, virtual functions, namespaces, templates, and RTTIā€”plus, a complete description of the Standard Template Library (STL).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072226805
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/24/2002
  • Series: Osborne Complete Reference Series
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1056
  • Sales rank: 811,950
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Herbert Schildt is a world leading programming author. He is an authority on the C, C++, Java, and C# programming languages, and a master Windows programmer. His programming books have sold more than three million copies worldwide and have been translated into all major foreign languages. He is the author of numerous best sellers including C: The Complete Reference, Java 2: The Complete Reference, Java 2: A Beginner's Guide, C#: A Beginner's Guide, and many more. Schildt holds a master's degree in computer science from the University of Illinois.
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Table of Contents

Pt. I The Foundation of C++: The C Subset
1 An Overview of C 3
2 Expressions 13
3 Statements 57
4 Arrays and Null-Terminated Strings 89
5 Pointers 113
6 Functions 137
7 Structures, Unions, Enumerations, and User-Defined Types 161
8 C-Style Console I/O 187
9 File I/O 211
10 The Preprocessor and Comments 237
Pt. II C++
11 An Overview of C++ 255
12 Classes and Objects 289
13 Arrays, Pointers, References, and the Dynamic Allocation Operators 325
14 Function Overloading, Copy Constructors, and Default Arguments 359
15 Operator Overloading 383
16 Inheritance 417
17 Virtual Functions and Polymorphism 443
18 Templates 459
19 Exception Handling 487
20 The C++ I/O System Basics 509
21 C++ File I/O 539
22 Run-Time Type ID and the Casting Operators 567
23 Namespaces, Conversion Functions, and Other Advanced Topics 591
24 Introducing the Standard Template Library 629
Pt. III The Standard Function Library
25 The C-Based I/O Functions 699
26 The String and Character Functions 723
27 The Mathematical Functions 737
28 Time, Date, and Localization Functions 747
29 The Dynamic Allocation Functions 757
30 Utility Functions 761
31 The Wide-Character Functions 775
Pt. IV The Standard C++ Class Library
32 The Standard C++ I/O Classes 787
33 The STL Container Classes 811
34 The STL Algorithms 839
35 STL Iterators, Allocators, and Function Objects 861
36 The String Class 881
37 The Numeric Classes 897
38 Exception Handling and Miscellaneous Classes 925
Pt. V Applying C++
39 Integrating New Classes: A Custom String Class 935
40 Parsing Expressions 963
A The .NET Managed Extensions to C++ 999
B C++ and the Robotics Age 1005
Index 1009
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2006

    Excellent book!

    Pros : The book was an excellent resource to go to if I ever needed any help with anything over C++. I strongly suggest this book to anyone who wants to learn C++ or who is an advanced programmer that needs a reference book to look up something that they might get confused about. I was trying to learn C++ for a few months going online and reading sources off the Internet, but I could never really quite understand the language itself. Whenever I got the book it has turned into a great source for pretty much all of my C++ questions and has helped me out a lot with examples and in depth explanations over different objects in C++. I was actually trying to learn C++ on my own since it was the cheapest at the time and I had tons of spare time to read the book and go in depth in the language. A few other things about the book are * Figuring out the differences between C and C++ * Excellent examples over the information Schildt (the author) was teaching about * Great resource for the advanced programmers and a great guide to start off beginner programs in C/C++ Must I say anymore about this excellent book!?!??!?! If you are interested in programming with C++, this is a must have book! Cons : The only thing I disliked about the book was that I didn't quite understand the examples in the book when I was first starting. I of course didn't know a whole lot about C++, let alone C when I first got this book. Aaron

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2003


    I had learned the basics of the c++ language, classes, functions, variables, pointers, but I hadn't had anything to reinforce my knowledge. I also didn't have a knowledgable understanding of the difference between C++ and C. Where was the line? I read C++: The Complete Reference Straight Through and my questions were answered. It doesn't cover windows programming, but it covers every aspect of the C++ language. It also gave me a wonderful understanding of using the Standard Template Library and especially the string class. After reading this, I've found that I'm ready to begin in any C++ subject from windows programming to CGI scripting.

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