C++ Pocket Reference

C++ Pocket Reference

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C++ is a complex language with many subtle facets. This is especially true when it comes to object-oriented and template programming. The "C++ Pocket Reference" is a memory aid for C++ programmers, enabling them to quickly look up usage and syntax for unfamiliar and infrequently used aspects of the language. The book's small size makes it easy to carry about, ensuring that it will always be at-hand when needed. In the book, you will find: information on C++ types and type conversions; syntax for C++ statements and preprocessor directives; help declaring and defining classes, and managing inheritance; information on declarations, storage classes, arrays, pointers, strings, and expressions; and refreshers on key concepts of C++ such as namespaces and scope. It should be useful to Java and C programmers making the transition to C++, or who find themselves occasionally programming in C++. The three languages are often confusingly similar. This book enables programmers familiar with C or Java to quickly come up to speed on how a particular construct or concept is implemented in C++.
Together with its companion "STL Pocket Reference, the C++ Pocket Reference" forms one of the most concise, easily-carried, quick-references to the C++ language available.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 114 x 178 x 10.16mm | 132g
  • Sebastopol, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0596004966
  • 9780596004965
  • 89,960

Table of contents

Introduction Typographic Conventions Acknowledgments Compatibility with C Program Structure Startup Termination Header Files Source Files Preprocessor Directives Preprocessor Macros Fundamental Types bool char and wchar_t short, int, long float, double, long double Compound Types Enumerations Arrays Strings Pointers Pointers to Members References Class Types Type Conversions and Definitions Type Conversions Type Definitions Lexical Elements Comments Identifiers Reserved Words Literals Operators Expressions Scope Local Scope Class Scope Namespace Scope File Scope Other Scopes Enclosing Scopes Declarations Declaring Variables Declaring Functions Storage Classes Qualifiers Statements Expression Statements Null Statements Compound Statements Iteration Statements Selection Statements Jump Statements Namespaces using Declarations using Directives Unnamed Namespaces Classes, Structs, and Unions Declaring Objects Accessing Members Declaring Data Members Declaring Member Functions Access Levels for Members Friends Constructors Destructors Nested Declarations Forward Declarations Structs Unions Inheritance Constructors and Inheritance Destructors and Inheritance Virtual Member Functions Abstract Base Classes Access Levels for Inheritance Multiple Inheritance Virtual Base Classes Templates Template Classes Template Functions Overloading Overloading Functions Overloading Operators Memory Management Memory Allocation Memory Reclamation Casts and Runtime Type Information C-Style Casts Casts in C++ Runtime Type Information Exception Handling try throw catch Exception Specifications The C++ Standard Library The std Namespace C Standard Library Support C++ Standard Header Files I/O Streams
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About Kyle Loudon

Kyle Loudon is a software engineer at Matrix Semiconductor in Santa Clara, California, where he works with file systems and applications for memory chips. Prior to Matrix, Kyle developed platform software for embedded devices, including various wireless phones and the Apple iPod. He also led the graphical user interface group at Jeppesen Dataplan (now a part of Boeing), developed flight planning software, and created system software at IBM in the early 1990s. For the past several years, Kyle has taught object-oriented programming using C++ at the University of California, Santa Cruz Extension, and has worked with C++ since the beginning of its widespread use in 1990. Kyle is the author of Mastering Algorithms with C, also published by O'Reilly and Associates.
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