© Ivor Horton and Peter Van Weert 2018
Ivor Horton and Peter Van WeertBeginning C++17https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3366-5_1

1. Basic Ideas

Ivor Horton1  and Peter Van Weert2
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK
Kessel-Lo, Belgium

In this book we sometimes will use certain code in the examples before having explained it in detail. This chapter is intended to help you when this occurs by giving presenting an overview of the major elements of C++ and how they hang together. We’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++

  • What the terms C++11, C++14, and C++17 mean

  • What the C++ Standard Library is

  • What are the elements of a ...

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