Chapter 28. Introducing the Standard C++ Library

  • Take a whirlwind tour of the Standard C++ Library

  • Learn to identify standard C++ header files

  • See how to use the standard namespace (std)

  • Discover the Standard Template Library (STL)

  • Learn about the components of the Standard C++ Library


An Overview of the Standard C++ Library

The Standard C++ Library is a treasure trove of programming gems guaranteed to be available on all C++ compilers that support the standard—and these days, that includes almost all commercial compilers. The standard library provides an incredible amount of functionality that’s ready and waiting for you to plug in to your programs. The problem when first getting started using the Standard C++ Library is that it ...

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