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I am considering buying this book soon to learn a lot more about c++. I just want to know whether its a good buy and worth my $, or if there is a similar book that you could recommend?? And I''ve already read all the reviews on Amazon, but I want to really make sure this is the book for me. (Oh yeah, does it have a solid coverage of linked lists?)

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C++: The Complete Reference By Herbert Schildt?

If so, it is a good book but mainly as a reference.

If you actually want to learn C++, I would recommend ''Teach Yourself C++'' by the same author. It starts from the very basics, upto the quite advanced giving exercises and plenty of examples throughout.

It assumes you do have at least a basic knowledge of C though.

Hope that helped....

CoiN

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To know whether it is the book for you we need to know about you. Tell us your experience of other languages, experience of c++, age, motivation etc.

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That book is pretty much my bible.

It has helped me through countless obstacles, so for me at least, it is a great buy. However, it is a reference book. So it is really meant for people who already know C++ but just want a reference.

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If you are looking for a language reference (as opposed to a tutorial/learning book) you want either:

The Annotated C++ Reference Manual
by Margaret Ellis and Bjarne Stroustrup

or

The C++ Programming Language
by Bjarne Stroustrup

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Its a decent reference book, not good for learning from though. From time to time I''ve found things missing from this book and I''ve have to look elsewhere, like in the C++ standard itself. The book does cover the STL, but its only the commonly used features.

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All Hail the Mightiest programming-language-reference-book author of them all Herbert Schildt.

Don''t know what the rest of y''all are talking about, I easily learned by reading his books and I still use them as references as well.

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Hey thanks for the replies, but petewood you asked for my previous experience so you can recommend me something appropriate?

Ok, C++ is my first language and I have been learning it for about 4 months and have read "Sams Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days", (lol,it took me longer than 21 days!!)
but want to further my skills with the language, and become confident with advanced topics. I am keen to learn and I spend most of my time away from school reading and coding.

Ok can you now recommend a book for me??

Well that question is too broad, but I'm trying
Thanks guys (and gals )

Oh yeah, I'm 14 if it matters...

[edited by - julienX on February 4, 2003 6:37:03 AM]

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14? that's a good time to learn a language, you'll have a lot of fun.

well, if you learned the basics and have a strong foundation, you can look around the internet for some advanced tutorials and guides, and then buy the C++: The Complete Reference book. i'm learning C++ in my computer science class right now (although we know considerably MUCH more than the instructor...it's not a very pretty sight when we contradict her, she's really retarded) and i have supplemented my course knowledge with online support, and now im going to go out and buy that book. woohoo! lol.

[edited by - sab3156 on February 4, 2003 8:17:27 PM]

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