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A Tour of C++
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The new C++11 standard allows programmers to express ideas more clearly, simply, and directly, and to write faster, more efficient code. Bjarne Stroustrup, the designer and original implementer of C++, thoroughly covers the details of this language in his definitive reference, The C++ Programming Language, Fourth Edition. That reference is essential for anyone who truly wishes to master this language. In A Tour of C++, Stroustrup excerpts several early chapters from the complete reference, expanding and enhancing them to serve a different purpose: He aims to give an experienced programmer-in as short a time as possible-a clear idea of what constitutes modern C++. In this concise, self-contained guide, Stroustrup covers most major language features and the major standard-library components-not, of course, in the same depth as in his larger reference, but to a level that gives programmers a meaningful overview of the language, some key examples, and practical help in getting started. Stroustrup presents the most important C++ features in the context of the programming styles they support, such as object-oriented and generic programming. While not exhaustively detailed, his tour is still remarkably comprehensive. Coverage begins with the basics, then ranges widely through more advanced topics, including some that are important in the new C++, such as improved containers, random numbers, and concurrency. The tour ends with a discussion of C++ extensions and compatibility. This guide will not teach you how to program (see Stroustrup's Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++ for that need); nor will it be the only resource you'll require for C++ mastery (see Stroustrup's The C++ Programming Language, Fourth Edition, for a start on that goal). If, however, you are a C or C++ programmer needing greater familiarity with the current C++ language, or a programmer versed in another language wishing to gain an accurate picture of the nature and benefits of C++, you can't have a better introduction than this tour provides.
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Preface ix Chapter 1: The Basics 1 1.1 Introduction 1 1.2 Programs 1 1.3 Hello, World! 2 1.4 Functions 3 1.5 Types, Variables, and Arithmetic 5 1.6 Scope 8 1.7 Constants 8 1.8 Pointers, Arrays, and References 9 1.9 Tests 12 1.10 Advice 14 Chapter 2: User-Defined Types 15 2.1 Introduction 15 2.2 Structures 16 2.3 Classes 17 2.4 Unions 19 2.5 Enumerations 20 2.6 Advice 21 Chapter 3: Modularity 23 3.1 Introduction 23 3.2 Separate Compilation 24 3.3 Namespaces 26 3.4 Error Handling 27 3.5 Advice 31 Chapter 4: Classes 33 4.1 Introduction 33 4.2 Concrete Types 34 4.3 Abstract Types 39 4.4 Virtual Functions 42 4.5 Class Hierarchies 42 4.6 Copy and Move 48 4.7 Advice 56 Chapter 5: Templates 59 5.1 Introduction 59 5.2 Parameterized Types 59 5.3 Function Templates 62 5.4 Concepts and Generic Programming 62 5.5 Function Objects 64 5.6 Variadic Templates 66 5.7 Aliases 67 5.8 Template Compilation Model 68 5.9 Advice 68 Chapter 6: Library Overview 71 6.1 Introduction 71 6.2 Standard-Library Components 72 6.3 Standard-Library Headers and Namespace 72 6.4 Advice 74 Chapter 7: Strings and Regular Expressions 75 7.1 Introduction 75 7.2 Strings 75 7.3 Regular Expressions 78 7.4 Advice 84 Chapter 8: I/O Streams 85 8.1 Introduction 85 8.2 Output 86 8.3 Input 87 8.4 I/O State 89 8.5 I/O of User-Defined Types 90 8.6 Formatting 91 8.7 File Streams 92 8.8 String Streams 92 8.9 Advice 93 Chapter 9: Containers 95 9.1 Introduction 95 9.2 vector 96 9.3 list 100 9.4 map 101 9.5 unordered_map 102 9.6 Container Overview 103 9.7 Advice 104 Chapter 10: Algorithms 107 10.1 Introduction 107 10.2 Use of Iterators 108 10.3 Iterator Types 111 10.4 Stream Iterators 112 10.5 Predicates 113 10.6 Algorithm Overview 114 10.7 Container Algorithms 115 10.8 Advice 115 Chapter 11: Utilities 117 11.1 Introduction 117 11.2 Resource Management 117 11.3 Specialized Containers 121 11.4 Time 125 11.5 Function Adaptors 125 11.6 Type Functions 128 11.7 Advice 131 Chapter 12: Numerics 133 12.1 Introduction 133 12.2 Mathematical Functions 134 12.3 Numerical Algorithms 135 12.4 Complex Numbers 135 12.5 Random Numbers 136 12.6 Vector Arithmetic 138 12.7 Numeric Limits 138 12.8 Advice 138 Chapter 13: Concurrency 141 13.1 Introduction 141 13.2 Tasks and threads 142 13.3 Passing Arguments 143 13.4 Returning Results 144 13.5 Sharing Data 144 13.6 Waiting for Events 146 13.7 Communicating Tasks 147 13.8 Advice 151 Chapter 14: History and Compatibility 153 14.1 History 153 14.2 C++11 Extensions 158 14.3 C/C++ Compatibility 161 14.4 Bibliography 166 14.5 Advice 168 Index 171

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Bjarne Stroustrup (www.stroustrup.com) is the designer and original implementer of C++, as well as the author of Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++ (Addison-Wesley, 2009), The C++ Programming Language (Addison-Wesley, 1985, 1991, 1997, 2000, 2013), and many popular and academic publications. Dr. Stroustrup is a University Distinguished Professor at Texas A&M University and the holder of the College of Engineering Chair in Computer Science. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, an IEEE Fellow, and an ACM fellow. His research interests include distributed systems, design, programming techniques, software development tools, and programming languages. He is actively involved in the ISO standardization of C++.

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