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I can get the 2nd edition of the book The C++ Programming Language for cheap, or the 3rd edition of the book for regular price. Which should I get?

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how cheap is cheap? if it''s $10 or something ... you can probably find the changes referenced online ... because many publishers consider the edition revisions to be owed to owners of previous editions (particularly for computer books where they are often typos and source code failures)

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You want the third edition. The differences between the second and third edition are significant as the C++ language changed significantly between the time the two edition came out. The second edition came out in 1991 before the ISO standard for c++ and the third edition came out in 1997-8 or so, basically at the time the standard was finalized. Basically that means that the second edition has nothing meaningful to say about the stl or templates, but the third edition does.

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