good c++ learning resource

Ian McCulloch ianmcc at
Fri Feb 22 22:08:35 EST 2002

On Fri, 22 Feb 2002 Ben.Westgarth at wrote:

> Hi all,
> I would like to get a good book on learning c++ (obviously geared towards
> programming on a *nix platform). Does anyone have any recommendations? I have
> experience in java and the usual range of web languages, but I would like to
> extend my skills.
> Cheers, Ben Westgarth

Stroustrup's book is great and I use it all the time, but its not so great 
for learning C++ from scratch.  So buy it, but get something else as well.

Steer clear of any books older than a couple of years though, C++ changed 
A LOT in the time leading up to standardization, and the notion of what 
constitutes 'good design' in C++ has changed with it.

I havn't read either of these books but I have neard nothing but excellent 
reports about:

Accelerated C++
 Practical Programming by Example

by Andrew Koenig and Barbara E. Moo 
Addison-Wesley, 2000
ISBN 0-201-70353-X


Modern C++ Design: Generic Programming and Design Patterns Applied
Addison-Wesley, 2001
Andrei Alexandrescu
ISBN: 0-201-70431-5,3828,0201704315,00.html

The second book in particular I am looking forward to getting hold of.  

Ian McCulloch

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