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C++ Book Covering Exceptions and Events

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Does anyone know a book which covers the C++ variants of exception handling and events (Maybe Delegates?), the one I have doesn't even mention them. I'm pretty sure exception handling exists at least, the keywords 'try' and 'catch' are bolded in dev c++.

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Thinking in C++ has a large chapter on exception handling and is freely available.

Delegates and events are not language features of C++. Maybe you're thinking about C# or C++/CLI?

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C++ doesn't have events or delegates at language level. Functionality can be built using (member) function pointers or observer pattern. Boost provides ubiquitous mechanism for all these in combination with bind and signal libraries. There are other libraries and frameworks which offer similar functionality.

Generic delegate functionality similar to C++ is complex in C++ due to memory managed issues (which requires cooperation from handlers as well as containers, or at least careful use of all participants). I'm not aware of any comprehensive source which would cover all, but I've found documentation of related libraries to touch most topics.


Exception handling in C++ is surprisingly complex and depends to a degree on OS/compiler (MVC especially has additional functionality). They are fairly unpopular topic for historic reasons, and a portion of C++ developers excludes them from the feature set they use.

From pure language perspective, the most important concept is exception safety and requires pre-requisite understanding of other concepts. Effective C++ by Scott Meyers covers those topics fairly well.

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