The Design and Evolution of C ++ / Edition 1

The Design and Evolution of C ++ / Edition 1

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by Bjarne Stroustrup
     
 

ISBN-10: 0201543303

ISBN-13: 9780201543308

Pub. Date: 10/01/1994

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

guide to the design and development of the C++ programming language. Without ommitting critical details or getting bogged down in technicalities, Stroustrup presents his unique insights into the decisions that shaped C++. Every C++ programmer will benefit from Stroustrup's explanations of the 'why's' behind C++ from the earliest

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guide to the design and development of the C++ programming language. Without ommitting critical details or getting bogged down in technicalities, Stroustrup presents his unique insights into the decisions that shaped C++. Every C++ programmer will benefit from Stroustrup's explanations of the 'why's' behind C++ from the earliest features, such as the original class concept, to the latest extensions, such as new casts and explicit template instantiation.

Some C++ design decisions have been universally praised, while others remain controversial, and debated vigorously; still other features have been rejected based on experimentation. In this book, Stroustrup dissects many of these decisions to present a case study in "real object- oriented language development" for the working programmer. In doing so, he presents his views on programming and design in a concrete and useful way that makes this book a must-buy for every C++ programmer.

Features

  • Written by the inventor of C++ Stroustrup
  • Provides insights into the design decisions which shaped C++.
  • Gives technical summaries of C++.
  • Discusses the latest language features: templates, exceptions, run-time type information, and namespaces.
  • Presents Stroustrup's unique programming and design views.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201543308
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
10/01/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
813,142
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

PART I.

1. The Prehistory of C++ .

2. C with Classes.

3. The Birth of C++.

4. C++ Language Design Rules.

5. Chronology 1985-1993.

6. Standardization.

7. Interest and Use.

8. Libraries.

9. Looking Ahead.

PART II.

1. Memory Management.

2. Overloading.

3. Multiple Inheritance.

4. Class Concept Refinements.

5. Casting.

6. Templates.

7. Exception Handling.

8. Namespaces.

9. The C Preprocessor.

Index. 0201543303T04062001

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This book explains why C++ looked the way it did at the time of publishing, pre standardisation. It is a pragmatic view that describes how the language evolved from C with Classes to the then current form. It also shows how 'missing features' may be simulated with existing features, a rare treat. To my knowledge, no other book on C++ describes its philosophy in such depth. An invaluable resource.