The C++ Programming Language

The C++ Programming Language

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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++, has reorganized, extended, and completely rewritten his definitive reference and tutorial for programmers who want to use C++ most effectively. The C++ Programming Language, Fourth Edition, delivers meticulous, richly explained, and integrated coverage of the entire language-its facilities, abstraction mechanisms, standard libraries, and key design techniques. Throughout, Stroustrup presents concise, "pure C++11" examples, which have been carefully crafted to clarify both usage and program design. To promote deeper understanding, the author provides extensive cross-references, both within the book and to the ISO standard. New C++11 coverage includes * Support for concurrency * Regular expressions, resource management pointers, random numbers, and improved containers * General and uniform initialization, simplified for-statements, move semantics, and Unicode support * Lambdas, general constant expressions, control over class defaults, variadic templates, template aliases, and user-defined literals * Compatibility issues Topics addressed in this comprehensive book include * Basic facilities: type, object, scope, storage, computation fundamentals, and more * Modularity, as supported by namespaces, source files, and exception handling * C++ abstraction, including classes, class hierarchies, and templates in support of a synthesis of traditional programming, object-oriented programming, and generic programming * Standard Library: containers, algorithms, iterators, utilities, strings, stream I/O, locales, numerics, and more * The C++ basic memory model, in depth This fourth edition makes C++11 thoroughly accessible to programmers moving from C++98 or other languages, while introducing insights and techniques that even cutting-edge C++11 programmers will find indispensable. This book features an enhanced, layflat binding, which allows the book to stay open more easily when placed on a flat surface. This special binding method-noticeable by a small space inside the spine-also increases durability.

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  • Paperback | 1368 pages
  • 187.96 x 228.6 x 45.72mm | 1,723.64g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc
  • New Jersey, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0321563840
  • 9780321563842
  • 22,015

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About Bjarne Stroustrup

Bjarne Stroustrup ( 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), 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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Customer reviews

Denis, I have the same problem in my copy. Shame because it spoils what is otherwise a very good book. The contents page lists only the main chapter headings - I'd have liked to see a detailed contents more
by Neil
The original book is must have for every professional C++ developer. It is a well-known fact. But this specific book printed by Addison-Wesley which I bought here has strange issue. Particulary, when I had read up to section [17.3.1] (printed end page number of this chapter is [489] ), I noticed that the next chapter is [] and the page number is [539]. From this "fake" [539] page it continues on up to page [586], and again starts [539] page following to the end of the book. So it`s seems that original pages [490 - 538] are missing. I couldn`t find them anywhere in the book. I glanced through the entire book and haven`t found any similar problem though. Nevertheless, I`ve got frustrated since AFAIK this book was made by a good publisher, and it is not so cheap as well. BUT I am not sure whether this issue is related to my particular book, or to all books published there. PS. ISBN-13 is 978-0-321-56384-2. Addison-Wesley. Pearson more
by Denis Gulak