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A Tour of C++ by Bjarne Stroustrup

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Preface

When you wish to instruct, be brief.

– Cicero

C++ feels like a new language. That is, I can express my ideas more clearly, more simply, and more directly today than I could in C++98. Furthermore, the resulting programs are better checked by the compiler and run faster.

This book gives an overview of C++ as defined by C++17, the current ISO C++ standard, and implemented by the major C++ suppliers. In addition, it mentions concepts and modules, as defined in ISO Technical Specifications and in current use, but not scheduled for inclusion into the standard until C++20.

Like other modern languages, C++ is large and there are a large number of libraries needed for effective use. This thin book aims to give an experienced programmer an idea ...

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