[hcs-d] learning C++

Leonardo de Nevi ldenevi at fas.harvard.edu
Wed Apr 6 12:55:51 EDT 2011


Yeah, I'm with Greg.

Pretty much any book written by Bjarne Stroustrup is good. I learned 
from some book published in the late '80s. Then I got better reading 
this book: The C++ Programming Language 
<http://www2.research.att.com/%7Ebs/3rd.html>

- Leo




On 4/6/2011 12:48 PM, Greg Brockman wrote:
> I learned C++ from the 1990 edition of the Annotated C++ Reference
> Manual (http://www.amazon.com/Annotated-C-Reference-Manual/dp/0201514591).
>
> It's not for everyone.  It's probably not for most people in fact -
> it's really an implementor's guide.  But it also goes through the
> language semantics, design decisions (including pointing out those
> where C++ chose wrongly), and gives implementation hints for things
> like inheritance.  The biggest downside is that, being a language
> reference, it has no information on the STL.
>
> I feel that most "learn a new language" books I've read try to teach
> both the language *and* general programming at the same time - but at
> some point, you really just want the former.  Highly recommend this
> book to anyone who is looking for the former to an extreme.
>
> - gdb
>
> On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 9:33 AM, Julia Winn<jwinn at fas.harvard.edu>  wrote:
>> reply all please!
>>
>> On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 12:30 PM, Robert Nishihara
>> <robertnishihara at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> Anyone know of a good C++ book or of a good way of learning C++?
>>> -Robert
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