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  • Paperback: 1040 pages
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley; 3 edition (20 Jun. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0201327554
  • ISBN-13: 978-0201889543
  • ASIN: 0201889544
  • Product Dimensions: 18.7 x 3.3 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,489 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In this third edition of The C++ Programming Language, author Bjarne Stroustrup, the creator of C++, presents the full specification for the C++ language and standard library, a spec that will soon become the joint ISO/ANSI C++ standard.

Past readers will find that the new edition has changed a great deal and grown considerably to encompass new language features, particularly run-time type identification, namespaces, and the standard library. At the same time, readers will recognise the lucid style and sensible advice that made previous editions so readable and enjoyable. Probably the biggest change is a substantial new section, well over 200 pages in length, covering the contents and design of the C++ standard library, the most important new feature of the C++ specification. The author has also added a substantial number of new exercises while keeping many from previous editions that have retained their value.

While The C++ Programming Language is not a C++ tutorial, strictly speaking, anyone learning the language, especially those coming from C, will greatly benefit from the clear presentation of all its elements. It is impossible to overstate the importance of this book for anyone who is serious about using C++. --Jake Bond

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Everything you should ever need to know about C++
More than three-quarters of a million programmers have benefited from this book in all of its editions

Written by Bjarne Stroustrup, the creator of C++, this is the world's most trusted and widely read book on C++.

For this special hardcover edition, two new appendixes on locales and standard library exception safety... have been added. The result is complete, authoritative coverage of the C++ language, its standard library, and key design techniques. Based on the ANSI/ISO C++ standard, The C++ Programming Language provides current and comprehensive coverage of all C++ language features and standard library components.

For example: abstract classes as interfaces class hierarchies for object-oriented programming templates as the basis for type-safe generic software exceptions for regular error handling namespaces for modularity in large-scale software run-time type identification for loosely coupled systems the C subset of C++ for C compatibility and system-level work standard containers and algorithms standard strings, I/O streams, and numerics C compatibility, internationalization, and exception safety Bjarne Stroustrup makes C++ even more accessible to those new to the language, while adding advanced information and techniques that even expert C++ programmers will find invaluable. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 Feb. 2001
Format: Paperback
A number of people who have submitted reviews on this book seem to be missing the point. This is NOT a 'Teach Yourself' book, it's a reference work. If you need a book that covers every aspect of C++ in detail, this is the one to go for. It is written by the man who created C++ after all. If you don't know C++ and want a book to learn from, try elsewhere!
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By G. Avvinti on 27 Feb. 2003
Format: Hardcover
I've learned C++ from this book first, a few years ago, so my experience is the that of a novice.
On the writing style, I agree with those who say that it could have been written in a clearer way. The reading sometime had to proceed slowly, and sometime turn back a few pages and restart.
On the content, instead, I think that no other book brings the same knowledge in both quantity and quality.
It comes as no surprise that being Stroustrup the first inventor of C++, few people knows it better than him. Through this thousand of pages it is possible to learn plenty and plenty of details about the language. But should is stop here, it would be just another Kernigan & Ritchie. Indeed, the book brings much more. The language is explained through the use of a lot of examples that in reality are true insights on programming techniques. Perhaps you'll follow the classic path of buying this or some other big reference on C++, and then some other lighter book on tecniques and/or coding strategies. I did it, passing through exceptional books (Coplien, Koeing, Meyers). Now, looking back, I realize that much of the stuff I've learned through these latter books, could have been learned through Stroustrup's as well. All this stuff is there. The problem is that you learn them together with the language and the OO notions, so if you are a novice they could not receive the deserved attention (and perhaps they don't have the deserved space in the book. But, after all, I find they are "add-in"s, not the main subject).
And there's still something more. Through the chapter Stroustrup exposes his view on the OO subject. It's a personal view (that lead to the language development as a support), but it's a good one, on my opinion. One that, among the many, deserves respect and that can get a direct match on the most widely used language, together with C.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. C. R. Munday on 22 Aug. 2005
Format: Paperback
I don't know where Amazon got their title for this book from: It's simply "The C++ Programming Language." Nothing about "tutorial" which seems to have been the impression a lot of other reviewers have got.
As such it's not a tutorial - don't buy this as a first taste of C++ or even of programming as a whole. Perhaps have a gawp at Koenig and Moo's "Accelerated C++" instead.
This is the book to use if you want to know how the language and standard library behaves without having a dig around in the language standard itself. While there are more complete references to the standard library, this book is the best I've seen on the language itself.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By cawhitworth on 19 Jun. 2001
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It's not a tutorial book. It's not going to teach you to program in C++. It's not going to tell you how to step-up from another language to C++. But that's because it's a reference book. And as a reference work, it's very, very good. Well, you'd expect it to be, really - it's written by the guy who created C++.
It covers the whole of the language and the standard libraries pretty exhaustively. Pretty well every concept is explained with the assistance of code examples and diagrams where appropriate. As well as raw technical information, every chapter concludes with a set of hints on how to best make use of the features of C++ presented in the chapter - useful, as it's easy to abuse C++ and end up with messy code - and a set of exercise questions to work through.
On the minus side, the typesetting of the book isn't wonderful - a few of the diagrams have lines that don't join up, and the text isn't particularly easy on the eye. However, it's a reference work, not a coffee table book - if you want something that looks nice, buy a book with "21 days" in the title, or something.
This is a serious book for serious programmers.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Shane Porter on 22 July 2001
Format: Paperback
Without doubt, the most comprehensive explanation and critique of C++ as a language that is available.
Not for beginners, and not an easy read, but this text, above all others, will answer your C++ questions.
The style of writing is particularly good, and if you understand the contents of this book, you understand C++.
It is as 'simple' as that.
THE book for anyone serious about C++, but not necessarily the only one. :)
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By "jeslynch83" on 8 Sept. 2002
Format: Paperback
Probably the most useful book on c++ ever written, by the creator of c++. However it is not intended for people new to programming - a familiarity with c and the basic programming concepts is neccesary. It is very thorough, more a computer science text-book than a handbook or tutorial. The book explores the architecture of c++ and how it is implemented as well as how to use it (which other books usually concentrate on). Many good tips on style and how you should structure programs as well as broader concerns useful to large scale projects.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By jkwright91 on 7 Nov. 2010
Format: Paperback
This book gives you the ins and outs of what appears to be every aspect of C++. Anything and everything you can think of that is part of C++ is well explained and often also includes a nice little piece of example code to help you out.

DO NOT buy this if you're just starting out in C++, as well written as it is, I do not think it is intended for newbies and I can recognise how beginners may get lost in this book - I believe you're looking for something like "C++ for beginners" instead.

DO buy this book if you think you're past the "beginner stage" and are now looking to improve your game with C++. (Really DO, there's tones to learn in this book).
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