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The latter is a more easy read for beginners
8 February 2017
I learned C++ in 1992 from a previous edition of this book, and from Stanley Lippmans C++ Primer. The latter is a more easy read for beginners, but the Stroustrup book (including this latest edition) is more comprehensive. Of course, it is written by the language creator. Style is a bit terse, but the wealth of information in the book is enormous. To understand why C++ is designed the way it is, reading Stroustrup's 'Design and Evolution of C++' is invaluable, even though it is a bit old by now.
Buy this one, but start with Lippman and maybe a few of Scott Meyer's Effective C++ series. For reference on std library, Josuttis book is outstanding. For advanced users, you should also read Herb Sutter's Exceptional C++ series.