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The C++ Programming Language By Bjarne Stroustrup

The C++ Programming Language
by Bjarne Stroustrup

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Based on the ANSI/ISO C++ standard, this book provides comprehensive coverage of all C++ language features and standard library components. Presented in a hardcover format, it also includes appendices on locales and standard library exception safety.
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The C++ Programming Language Summary

The C++ Programming Language: Special Edition by Bjarne Stroustrup

More than three-quarters of a million programmers have benefited from this book in all of its editions

Written by Bjarne Stroustrup, the creator of C++, this is the world's most trusted and widely read book on C++.

For this special hardcover edition, two new appendixes on locales and standard library exception safety (also available at have been added. The result is complete, authoritative coverage of the C++ language, its standard library, and key design techniques. Based on the ANSI/ISO C++ standard, The C++ Programming Language provides current and comprehensive coverage of all C++ language features and standard library components.

For example:
  • abstract classes as interfaces
  • class hierarchies for object-oriented programming
  • templates as the basis for type-safe generic software
  • exceptions for regular error handling
  • namespaces for modularity in large-scale software
  • run-time type identification for loosely coupled systems
  • the C subset of C++ for C compatibility and system-level work
  • standard containers and algorithms
  • standard strings, I/O streams, and numerics
  • C compatibility, internationalization, and exception safety
Bjarne Stroustrup makes C++ even more accessible to those new to the language, while adding advanced information and techniques that even expert C++ programmers will find invaluable.

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About Bjarne Stroustrup

Bjarne Stroustrup is the designer and original implementer of C++ and the author ofThe C++ Programming Language (first edition 1985, second edition 1991, third edition 1997),The Design and Evolution of C++ (1994), and Programming: Principles and Practice using C++ (2010). He is the College of Engineering Chair in Computer Science Distinguished Professor at Texas A&M University, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and an AT&T Fellow. Before moving to academia, he worked for decades in AT&T Bell Labs. He is a founding member of the ISO C++ standards committee. Vist him on the web at

Table of Contents

1. Notes to the Reader.

2. A Tour of C++.

3. A Tour of the Standard Library.


4. Types and Declarations.
5. Pointers, Arrays, and Structures.
6. Expressions and Statements.
7. Functions.
8. Namespaces and Exceptions.
9. Source Files and Programs.


10. Classes.
11. Operator Overloading.
12. Derived Classes.
13. Templates.
14. Exception Handling.
15. Class Hierarchies.


16. Library Organization and Containers.
17. Standard Containers.
18. Algorithms and Function Objects.
19. Iterators and Allocators.
20. Strings.
21. Streams.
22. Numerics.


23. Development and Design.
24. Design and Programming.
25. Roles of Classes.


A. The C++ Grammar.
B. Compatibility.
C. Technicalities.
D. Locales.
E. Standard-Library Exception Handling.

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The C++ Programming Language: Special Edition by Bjarne Stroustrup
Bjarne Stroustrup
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