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The C++ Programming Language, Fourth Edition by Bjarne Stroustrup

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1. Notes to the Reader

Hurry Slowly (festina lente).

– Octavius, Caesar Augustus

The Structure of This Book

Introduction; Basic Facilities; Abstraction Mechanisms; The Standard Library; Examples and References

The Design of C++

Programming Styles; Type Checking; C Compatibility; Language, Libraries, and Systems

Learning C++

Programming in C++; Suggestions for C++ Programmers; Suggestions for C Programmers; Suggestions for Java Programmers

History

Timeline; The Early Years; The 1998 Standard; The 2011 Standard; What is C++ Used for?

Advice

References

1.1. The Structure of This Book

A pure tutorial sorts its topics so that no concept is used before it has been introduced; it must be read linearly starting with page one. Conversely, ...

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