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Required reading for C++ programmers,
This review is from: Effective C++: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your Programs and Designs (Addison-Wesley Professional Computing Series) (Paperback)
My heavily annotated and well-thumbed copy of this book is testimony to the amount of use it's had in the last seven years. It contains some very useful advice on how to write robust, reusable, efficient C++ code that is hard to find in the standard texts. If I have one quibble it's that the frequent witticisms Meyers makes in the text can wear a bit thin after a while and it's chatty style can make the book more verbose than it needs to be. Having said that, the book would probably lose a lot of its appeal if it didn't try to 'humanise' some of the dry, arcane detail that is necessarily covered.