Keeping my promise not to overcomplicate your life as a programmer, this chapter contains only the most basic of the available functions. This chapter presents a useful minimum of functions that you can use to create useful applications.
This chapter doesn’t cover some of the more esoteric functions, but it does provide enough reference and learning material here for beginner programmers to find out what possibilities their own copy of C++ offers.
For more definitions, check the header files that shipped with your development environment. In doing so, you’ll find (usually commented) function prototypes, classes, and other pieces of code that you may find useful in later programming tasks.