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Exploring C++

The Programmer's Introduction to C++

By Ray Lischner

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Exploring C++ uses a series of self-directed lessons to divide C++ into bite-sized chunks that you can digest as rapidly as you can swallow them.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-749-1
  • 725 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Publication Date: December 18, 2008
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF

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Exploring C++ uses a series of self–directed lessons to divide C++ into bite–sized chunks that you can digest as rapidly as you can swallow them. The book assumes only a basic understanding of fundamental programming concepts (variables, functions, expressions, statements) and requires no prior knowledge of C or any other particular language. It reduces the usually considerable complexity of C++.

The included lessons allow you to learn by doing, as a participant of an interactive education session. You’ll master each step in one sitting before you proceed to the next. Author Ray Lischner has designed questions to promote learning new material. And by responding to questions throughout the text, you'll be engaged every step of the way.

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If you think that you've found an error in this book, please let us know by emailing to editorial@apress.com . You will find any confirmed erratum below, so you can check if your concern has already been addressed.

On page Kindle location 313:
First code sample in chapter "your first program".
Line ''' if (not in) ''' should read ''' if (!in) '''.

On page 90:
There's an error in the Listing 12-2 source code.

The for loop which sorts the vector is missing an increment of iter.

The code in the book says:

for (std::vector<int>::iterator iter(data.begin()); iter != data.end(); )
{ ...

But for the code to actually work, it should be like this:

for (std::vector<int>::iterator iter(data.begin()); iter != data.end(); ++iter)
{ ...


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