Chapter 1. C++ Introduction

In this chapter the language is introduced. Basic concepts such as keywords, literals, identifiers, declarations, native types, and type conversions are defined. Some history and evolution are discussed, along with the relationship between C++ and the C language.

1.1

Overview of C++

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1.2

A Brief History of C++

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1.3

Setup: Open-Source Platforms

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1.4

Setup: Win32

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1.5

C++ First Example

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1.6

Input and Output

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1.7

Identifiers, Types, and Literals

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1.8

C++ Simple Types

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1.9

C++ Standard Library Strings

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1.10

Streams

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1.11

The Keyword const

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1.12

Pointers and Memory Access

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1.13

const* and *const

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1.14

Reference Variables

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Overview of C++

C++ was originally an extension to C, also known as “C with Objects.” It enhances C by adding several higher-level ...

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