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Who have read the book "The C++ Programming Lang.?

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Jim
Is The C++ Programming Language (by Stroustrup)a good book for
learning C++ programming or it is just a good book for reference?
Thanks!
Jul 19 '05 #1
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Jim wrote:
Is The C++ Programming Language (by Stroustrup)a good book for
learning C++ programming or it is just a good book for reference?


Bjarne meant for them (there are three editions now)
to be used as textbooks but there are (in my opinion)
better tutorial textbooks -- Lippman's C++ Primer comes to mind.
Certainly, you should get a copy of
"The C++ Programming Language: Third Edition"
and keep it handy as a reference
but don't hesitate to consult some of the other C++ textbooks --
they can make learning C++ *much* easier.

Jul 19 '05 #2

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In article <4c**************************@posting.google.com >,
Jim <ja********@hotmail.com> wrote:
Is The C++ Programming Language (by Stroustrup)a good book for
learning C++ programming or it is just a good book for reference?


Stroustrup is an excellent reference (I use it as such regularly), but I
would not use it as a textbook for learning C++ unless you are already an
expert programmer in one or two other languages.

If you're at least somewhat acquainted with programming in some other
language, I recommend Koenig and Moo's "Accelerated C++" for a good
introduction to modern C++ programming style with a heavy emphasis on
using the features of the standard library.

--
Jon Bell <jt*******@presby.edu> Presbyterian College
Dept. of Physics and Computer Science Clinton, South Carolina USA
Jul 19 '05 #3

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ja********@hotmail.com (Jim) wrote in message news:<4c**************************@posting.google. com>...
Is The C++ Programming Language (by Stroustrup)a good book for
learning C++ programming or it is just a good book for reference?
Thanks!


FWIW, I learned C++ over the course of a year or so using TC++PL (3rd
edition) and reading this newsgroup, along with a lot of little
projects I came up with for myself. It may not be an optimal path,
but for me, it got me where I wanted to go. The Stroustrup book may
be a little dense to read the first couple times through, but I
haven't found a text with as complete coverage.
Jul 19 '05 #4

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Hi Jim,

"Jim" <ja********@hotmail.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
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Is The C++ Programming Language (by Stroustrup)a good book for
learning C++ programming or it is just a good book for reference?
Thanks!


In my opinion, Stroustrup's book is ideal for learning the language (since
he invented it), especially if you already know other programming languages.

If you are a complete newbie to computer programming, you might want to give
it a go anyway or keep it for referring to it later on. If you're new to
computer programming, try learning C first. Or Pascal. I learnt BASIC first,
then Pascal, then C, then C++. BASIC gave me the quickest feedback in
programming, Pascal taught me structured programming, and C was already a
lot harder to learn (I used the C learning book from Thomas Plum). I learnt
C++ after having 7 years of C experience, and more than 10 years after I
started programming. C++ can be very complex, but very powerful also. I've
done C++ for 10 years now, but still find new and interesting applications
for it.

I hope that helps.

Regards,
Ekkehard Morgenstern.
Jul 19 '05 #5

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"Jim" <ja********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Is The C++ Programming Language (by Stroustrup)a good book for
learning C++ programming or it is just a good book for reference?
Thanks!


I have never hear of this - who is this "Stroustrup" character you speak of?
Seriously, I would say it's better as a reference and if you're fairly new
to the language, you'd be better off getting another book to learn from, in
addition to this reference now or later.
Jul 19 '05 #6

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