The C++ Standard Library: A Tutorial and Reference

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Addison-Wesley Professional, 1999 - Computers - 799 pages
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The C++ standard library provides a set of common classes and interfaces that greatly extend the core C++ language. The library, however, is not self-explanatory. To make full use of its components-and to benefit from their power-you need a resource that does far more than list the classes and their functions.

"The C++ Standard Library" not only provides comprehensive documentation of each library component, it also offers clearly written explanations of complex concepts, describes the practical programming details needed for effective use, and gives example after example of working code.

This thoroughly up-to-date book reflects the newest elements of the C++ standard library incorporated into the full ANSI/ISO C++ language standard. In particular, the text focuses on the Standard Template Library (STL), examining containers, iterators, function objects, and STL algorithms. You will also find detailed coverage of special containers, strings, numerical classes, internationalization, and the IOStream library. Each component is presented in depth, with an introduction to its purpose and design, examples, a detailed description, traps and pitfalls, and the exact signature and definition of its classes and their functions. An insightful introduction to fundamental concepts and an overview of the library will help bring newcomers quickly up to speed.

Comprehensive, detailed, readable, and practical, "The C++ Standard Library" is the C++ resource you will turn to again and again. An accompanying Web site, including source code, can be found at http: //www.josuttis.com/.
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User Review  - Tobias.Bruell - LibraryThing

Comprehensive description of the standard library. The author mainly gives best-practice usage examples. The book is clear and well-written. However, it occurs to me that the author did not put as ... Read full review

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User Review  - kvale - LibraryThing

This is the best book I have read on the C++ language. Reading about details of computer libraries can be a dry proposition, but the author makes it interesting by adding short, useful examples and insightful color commentary about the usefullness of a class and what to watch out for. Read full review

Contents

Introduction to C++ and the Standard Library
7
General Concepts
23
Utilities
33
The Standard Template Library
73
STL Containers
143
l0 Container Types and Members in Detail
230
STL Iterators MI
251
STL Function Objects
293
t0 Special Containers
435
Queues
444
lt Strings
471
l2 Numerics
529
l3 InputOutput Using Stream Classes
583
I4 Internationalization
685
I5 Allocators
727
Internet Resources
743

STL Algorithms
321
l0 Sorted Range Algorithms
409

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About the author (1999)

Nicolai M. Josuttis is an independent technical consultant who designs object-oriented software for the telecommunications, traffic, finance, and manufacturing industries. He is an active member of the C++ Standards Committee Library Working Group. Nicolai has written several books on object-oriented programming and C++. See www.josuttis.com.



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