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Looking for a good book - but can't remember the name

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Hi there;

A while back when I was in Albany, NY, I came across what looked like a
really great C++ book for the experienced programmer. Unfortunately, I
couldn't buy it and take it with me because I was already carrying too much
stuff to fly home with it.

Unfortunately, I've been looking online and in every bookstore I come
across ever since, and I still can't find a copy of it again. Do any of you
know which book this was? Here's what I remember:

(Note: the following information may be flawed; I spent about 15 minutes
looking at it, and this was a few months ago).

It contained things like caching strategies for lazy evaluation of data,
and secondary-storage handling (eg. caching to disk). It also contained a
discussion and implementation of fixed length and variable length record
storage on disk (eg. simple database implementation).

From what I remember, the back page was kind of quirky and had a sense of
humor to it... but the book was chock full of really useful in-depth
hardcore techy information.

Does anyone know which book this might be?

Thanks,
Simon
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Jul 22 '05 #1
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Simon,

Perhaps it was Efficient C++ by Dov Bulka (et al). Addison Wesley ISBN
0201379503

-MerkX

"Simon Cooke" <simonDoNoTSpam@Popcorn%%%%%films.com> wrote in message
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Hi there;

A while back when I was in Albany, NY, I came across what looked like a
really great C++ book for the experienced programmer. Unfortunately, I
couldn't buy it and take it with me because I was already carrying too much stuff to fly home with it.

Unfortunately, I've been looking online and in every bookstore I come
across ever since, and I still can't find a copy of it again. Do any of you know which book this was? Here's what I remember:

(Note: the following information may be flawed; I spent about 15 minutes
looking at it, and this was a few months ago).

It contained things like caching strategies for lazy evaluation of data,
and secondary-storage handling (eg. caching to disk). It also contained a
discussion and implementation of fixed length and variable length record
storage on disk (eg. simple database implementation).

From what I remember, the back page was kind of quirky and had a sense of
humor to it... but the book was chock full of really useful in-depth
hardcore techy information.

Does anyone know which book this might be?

Thanks,
Simon
--
Help Support Independent Film
- http://www.cafepress.com/popcornfilms
- http://www.popcornfilms.com/

Jul 22 '05 #2

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On Mon, 24 Nov 2003 18:30:06 -0500, MerkX Zyban wrote:
Simon,

Perhaps it was Efficient C++ by Dov Bulka (et al). Addison Wesley ISBN
0201379503


Unfortunately, no. I've already got that one :)

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Jul 22 '05 #3

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I believe you might be looking for the following book.

File Structures: An Object-Oriented Approach with C++ (3rd Edition)
by Michael J. Folk (Author), Bill Zoellick (Author), Greg Riccardi
(Author)
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...643157-7303839
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"Simon Cooke" <simonDoNoTSpam@Popcorn%%%%%films.com> wrote in message
news:Oh*******************@newsread2.news.pas.eart hlink.net...
Hi there;

A while back when I was in Albany, NY, I came across what looked like a
really great C++ book for the experienced programmer. Unfortunately, I
couldn't buy it and take it with me because I was already carrying too much stuff to fly home with it.

Unfortunately, I've been looking online and in every bookstore I come
across ever since, and I still can't find a copy of it again. Do any of you know which book this was? Here's what I remember:

(Note: the following information may be flawed; I spent about 15 minutes
looking at it, and this was a few months ago).

It contained things like caching strategies for lazy evaluation of data,
and secondary-storage handling (eg. caching to disk). It also contained a
discussion and implementation of fixed length and variable length record
storage on disk (eg. simple database implementation).

From what I remember, the back page was kind of quirky and had a sense of
humor to it... but the book was chock full of really useful in-depth
hardcore techy information.

Does anyone know which book this might be?

Thanks,
Simon
--
Help Support Independent Film
- http://www.cafepress.com/popcornfilms
- http://www.popcornfilms.com/

Jul 22 '05 #4

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On Mon, 24 Nov 2003 20:04:30 -0500, CheckAbdoul wrote:
I believe you might be looking for the following book.

File Structures: An Object-Oriented Approach with C++ (3rd Edition)
by Michael J. Folk (Author), Bill Zoellick (Author), Greg Riccardi
(Author)
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...643157-7303839


Not sure if that's the right one - it doesn't ring any bells, and I think
the one I was looking for was more recent than that... but I'll check it
out - thanks.

Simon
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Help Support Independent Film
- http://www.cafepress.com/popcornfilms
- http://www.popcornfilms.com/
Jul 22 '05 #5

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