17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
A truly excellent book.,
This review is from: The C++ Standard Library: A Tutorial and Reference (Hardcover)
I bought this book almost on a whim and I haven't been able to put it down since. The C++ standard library is explained clearly and concisely. The examples are well-written and easy to follow.
The first section of the book may introduce language features you are unfamiliar with if you haven't followed the standardisation process; there were a few keywords I'd never seen before.
One word of warning: know C++ before you read this book. If you've never used templates, learn them first. The standard library, and STL in particular, use templates extensively.
Read this book today and stop reinventing the wheel!