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Hi all I am looking for a book to explain the in-depths of C++. I have been programming for the last 5 years or so, and therefore have a strong foundation of programming knowledge. What I want is to truly understand all of the little nitty gritty details of the C++ language. I don''t need a book to explain OOP, I want to know how C++ works under the hood. Would anyone care to recommend some books that could help on this subject, and that are easily found on sites like Amazon? Thanks in advance! James

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The C++ programming language by Bjarne Stroustrup is what you want. If you want under the hood knowledge you can pick up and check out open source compilers such as GCC or OpenWatcom (which produces code that is some of the fastest around)

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Thanks MichaelT.

petewood : Well, a couple of years ago I did 1-2 years of beginner - intermediate C++. Since then I have enjoyed Java, and would consider myself relatively well versed in it.

What I basically want is to know what makes C++ what it is
I know the basics of what seperates it from other languages, but I want more indepth knowledge. ie. What are the special features of it that make it so powerful, how do these features work, why are they like this, and how best do I use these features ... etc. etc.

I have become bored with programming business applications, I want to tackle something new, exciting and challenging ... enter the world of games (yes, I know it''s cliched )

Thanks again!

James

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quote:
Original post by jules_ce
What I basically want is to know what makes C++ what it is
I know the basics of what seperates it from other languages, but I want more indepth knowledge. ie. What are the special features of it that make it so powerful, how do these features work, why are they like this, and how best do I use these features ...


I'd recommend the same books I recommended yesterday:

http://gamedev.net/community/forums/topic.asp?topic_id=162942

Also this overview by Bjarne Stroustrup the language's creator.

[edited by - petewood on June 17, 2003 9:54:03 AM]

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as you''re an experiment programmer, i advise you ''the design and evolution of C++'' by B. Stroustrup.

Exceptional C++ is good too, as Modern C++ design..

But if you don''t use templates a lot don''t try modern c++ now and if you don''t use STL as a fond of, don''t try exceptional C++.

hope this helps

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