PART ITHE C++ CORE LANGUAGE
First we crawl. Later we crawl on broken glass.—Scott Meyers, Effective STL
Part I teaches you the crucial concepts in the C++ Core Language. Chapter 1 sets up a working environment and bootstraps some language constructs, including the basics of objects, the primary abstraction you use to program C++.
The next five chapters examine objects and types—the heart and soul of C++. Unlike some other programming books, you won’t be building web servers or launching rocket ships from the get-go. All the programs in Part I simply print to the command line. The focus is on building your mental model of the language instead of instant gratification.
Chapter 2 takes an extensive look at types, the language construct that defines ...