Chapter 13. Using the Standard C++ Library

by Andrew J. Indovina

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In this chapter, you will look at the Standard C++ Library for Visual C++. This library is made up of C++ language itself and its own standard library.

The standard library contains the Standard Template Library (STL). This library is a collection of common data structures. In the past, programmers would have to develop their own data structure if the one they needed was not available.

The STL consists of a common set of generic data structures, called containers. Also included in the STL are algorithms, which are applied to the containers to process their data. To ...

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