To present the fundamentals of C++ syntax and semantics.
This chapter provides a brief overview of C++ syntax and semantics. It covers topics such as
main(), creating and using local, dynamically allocated, and static objects, passing C++ objects by reference, by value, and by pointer, default parameters, C++ stream I/O, using classes with operator overloading, using templates, using
auto_ptr to prevent memory leaks, throwing and catching exceptions, and creating classes including member functions, const member functions, constructors, initialization lists, ...