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Beginning C++ by Ivor Horton

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CHAPTER 3

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Working with Fundamental Data Types

In this chapter, I expand on the types that I discussed in the previous chapter and explain how variables of the basic types interact in more complicated situations. I also introduce some new features of C++ and discuss some of the ways that these are used. In this chapter you’ll learn

  • How the execution order in an expression is determined
  • What the bitwise operators are and how you use them
  • How you can define a new type that limits variables to a fixed range of possible values
  • How you can define alternative names for existing data types
  • What the storage duration of a variable is and what determines ...

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