Welcome to the GDNet C++ Workshop – Ch. 15For a complete introduction to this workshop, please look here.
This workshop is designed to aid people in their journey to learn beginning C++. This workshop is targeted at highly motivated individuals who are interested in learning C++ or who have attempted to learn C++ in the past, but found that without sufficient support and mentoring they were unable to connect all the pieces of this highly complex but powerful programming language. This is a 'guided' self-teaching C++ workshop. Each student is responsible for taking the time to read the material and learn the information. The community and tutors that arise out of this workshop are here for making the learning process run more smoothly, but are not obligated to baby-sit a person's progress. Because everyone will be working from the same textbook (Teach Yourself C++ in 21 days 5th Ed.
), students may find it easier to get answers to the specific questions they might have. There is no minimum age requirement, and there is no previous programming experience required.
Additionally, this workshop does not attempt to defend C++ as a language, nor does it attempt to demonstrate that C++ is either more or less useful then other programming languages for any particular purpose. People who intend to start a discussion about the differences between C++ and ANY other languages (except as are relevant to a particular discussion), are encouraged to do so elsewhere. This workshop is for educational, not philosophical discussions.
Quizzes & Exercises
Each week will have quizzes and exercises posted in the weekly threads. Please try and answer them by yourself. As well, please DO NOT
post the answers to Quizzes and Exercises within this thread. Once it becomes acceptable to post the answers to quizzes and exercises, an additional thread will be created each week specifically for the purpose of posting quiz answers.
If you try with reasonable effort but are unable to answer the questions or complete the exercises, feel free to post a clarification question here on the thread. Tutors, myself, or others will do the best we can to point you in the right direction for finding the answer.
Chapter 15 – Special Classes and FunctionsIntroduction
Hello once again! This week we'll be covering what may be considered some of the more advanced concepts when working with C++ functions. These include pointers to functions and pointers to member functions. Additionally, we'll look at static member data which is shared across all instances of a class.
All in all, not a complicated set of topics, but I'll be posting the project description for Project 2 later this week. As a result, we'll keep this week light, with around 25 pages. I know many of you are eager to jump right in to the next project.
Please remember to use OPINION and WARNING tags whenever applicable. As well, feel free to post your own insights, and review questions or exercises beginning Wednesday or Thursday.
Outline of the Reading - Chapter 15
- Sharing Data Among Objects of the Same Type: Static Member Data
- Using Static Member Functions
- Pointers to Functions
- Pointers to Member Functions
[Edited by - jwalsh on May 30, 2007 1:08:02 PM]