9 Some Advanced Programming Techniques

With the ability to process data, print and analyze strings, and access disk files, you’re on your way. You have the tools to write some serious C++ programs. But there are some other tricks to point out before I leave the basics and focus on object orientation.

These advanced features help you save time and put extra functionality in your program. One of these features—function overloading—has important ties to object orientation. But you can start using it right away, without having to understand any of the conceptual framework of objects and classes (which I’ll get into in the next chapter).

We start with the topic of command-line arguments, a feature that can be used to improve the programs in Chapter ...

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