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where to find a complete C++ library reference?

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Hello,

Is there any complete online C++ (and also C) reference that describes
all header files and the functions/definitions available in the header
files? I found out some header files such as <cstddef> and <climits>
have some useful definitions. However, until I saw the code, I wasn't
even aware of their existence. Therefore, I'm hoping there's some kind
of reference (like what Sun has for Java) so that I can find out if
there's some useful function.

Thanks,
xian

Apr 10 '06 #1
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* xi***********@hotmail.com:
Hello,

Is there any complete online C++ (and also C) reference that describes
all header files and the functions/definitions available in the header
files?
Many.

If this isn't a FAQ item yet, it probably should be.

Probably the best online one is Dinkumware's, but if you're willing to
take the risk of mistaking Microsoft features for standard C++ library
features, there's also the online version of MSDN Library.

I found out some header files such as <cstddef> and <climits>
have some useful definitions. However, until I saw the code, I wasn't
even aware of their existence. Therefore, I'm hoping there's some kind
of reference (like what Sun has for Java) so that I can find out if
there's some useful function.


The ultimate reference is of course the /C++ standard/, but that's not
legally available online.

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Apr 10 '06 #2

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Alf P. Steinbach wrote:
* xi***********@hotmail.com:
Hello,

Is there any complete online C++ (and also C) reference that describes
all header files and the functions/definitions available in the header
files?
The ultimate reference is of course the /C++ standard/, but that's not
legally available online.


Not for free, anyway, but you can buy&download it online. To be
complete, you
of course have to buy the C standard as well, but that too can be
bought online.
IIRC, they're both $18 - see the FAQ.

HTH,
Michiel Salters

Apr 10 '06 #3

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xi***********@hotmail.com wrote:
Hello,

Is there any complete online C++ (and also C) reference that describes
all header files and the functions/definitions available in the header
files?


This is quite good:
http://www.cppreference.com/index.html
It's organised by functional area rather than by header file, but you
should find it useful.

Apr 10 '06 #4

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<Mi*************@tomtom.com> wrote:

Not for free, anyway, but you can buy&download it online. To be
complete, you
of course have to buy the C standard as well, but that too can be
bought online.
IIRC, they're both $18 - see the FAQ.


It seems to me that someone who pokes fun at someone for thinking "real"
means "actual" should realize that they are *each* $18.
Apr 10 '06 #5

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Thanks for all the replies! I'm actually quite surprised that there's
no standard agency like Sun who puts library references online. This
would make it a lot easier to distribute any update information.

xian

Apr 10 '06 #6

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<xi***********@hotmail.com> wrote:
Thanks for all the replies! I'm actually quite surprised that there's
no standard agency like Sun who puts library references online. This
would make it a lot easier to distribute any update information.


In that case, perhaps this is what you are looking for.

http://www.sgi.com/tech/stl/
Apr 10 '06 #7

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Thanks for the message, it is a good reference site, thanks!

xian

Apr 11 '06 #8

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