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C++ documentation and libs? (Java user)

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I was reading a Java vs C++ thread and people were saying all the usual stuff about C++ being a bit faster, while Java "doesn't have" pointers but has a GC and so on. Currently I've chosen Java myself but the things mentioned has nothing to do with my choice. I chose Java because of the very good documentation on java.sun.com, and also because I'm a bit more used to it. My question though is: isn't there useful libraries with good documentation for C++? I know about the differances between the languages but where do people turn when they are in need of help? Example (with Java): I need a queue. I go to java.sun.com and look at the queue interface. I then look at LinkedList which implements the queue interface and decide that it is what I need, and I can learn everything I want from that page. If I were in the same situation when writing in C++ I would have no idea where to look for things, so where to look is basically what I wonder. [Edited by - tufflax on May 6, 2006 4:25:34 AM]

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My favorite place for the STL is the SGI website. The Boost website is good if you plan on using it, but I can get by on my small-fry home-brewed code.

For general language information, I actually favor the Microsoft Developer Network. For C++'s more intimate quirks, check out Parashift C++ FAQ.

That's about all I have off the top of my head, but google is much better at this than I am! [grin]

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I use pretty much the same resources as templewulf, except I use MSDN for stl references as well.

For the type of reference you're talking about, MSDN will siffice. If you ever want to dig deeper, the the c++ lite faq is awsome. And if you ever want to start using a c++ super library of a sorts, then look to boost.

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