C++ FAQs, Portable Documents

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Pearson Education, Dec 11, 1998 - Computers - 624 pages

In a concise and direct question-and-answer format, C++ FAQs, Second Edition brings you the most efficient solutions to more than four hundred of the practical programming challenges you face every day.

Moderators of the on-line C++ FAQ at comp.lang.c++, Marshall Cline, Greg Lomow, and Mike Girou are familiar with C++ programmers' most pressing concerns. In this book, the authors concentrate on those issues most critical to the professional programmer's work, and they present more explanatory material and examples than is possible on-line. This book focuses on the effective use of C++, helping programmers avoid combining seemingly legal C++ constructs in incompatible ways.

This second edition is completely up-to-date with the final ANSI/ISO C++ Standard. It covers some of the smaller syntax changes, such as "mutable"; more significant changes, such as RTTI and namespaces; and such major innovations as the C++ Standard Library, including the STL. In addition, this book discusses technologies such as Java, CORBA, COM/COM+, and ActiveX—and the relationship all of these have with C++. These new features and technologies are iconed to help you quickly find what is new and different in this edition.

Each question-and-answer section contains an overview of the problem and solution, fuller explanations of concepts, directions for proper use of language features, guidelines for best practices and practices to avoid, and plenty of working, stand-alone examples. This edition is thoroughly cross-referenced and indexed for quick access.

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Contents

Acknowledgments
Basic C++ Syntax and Semantics
Understanding the Management Perspective
The Architectural Perspective
ObjectOriented Design
objects?
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Marshall Cline is President of MT Systems Company, which develops object-oriented systems for large corporations. He has taught object-oriented programming design and analysis to thousands of professionals in both industrial and academic settings. He is the keeper of the official C++ FAQ for the Internet forum comp.lang.c++. He received the PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clarkson University.

Greg Lomow is a senior architect and developer with fifteen years of experience building applications and distributed systems for the banking and financial services industry as well as mentoring development teams on the effective use of object-oriented technology. He received the PhD in Computer Science from the University of Calgary.

Mike Girou, Chairman of MT Systems Company, has served on national and international C++ standards committees and has twelve years of C++ experience. He received the PhD in Mathematics from the University of Missouri at Columbia.

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