CHAPTER 1

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Basic Ideas

I’ll sometimes have to make use of things in examples before I have explained them in detail. This chapter is intended to help when this occurs by giving you an overview of the major elements of C++ and how they hang together. I’ll also explain a few concepts relating to the representation of numbers and characters in your computer. In this chapter you’ll learn:

  • What is meant by Modern C++
  • The elements of a C++ program
  • How to document your program code
  • How your C++ code becomes an executable program
  • How object-oriented programming differs from procedural programming
  • What binary, hexadecimal, and octal number systems are ...

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