Learning C++ A Hands on Approach

ISBN-10: 053438966X

ISBN-13: 9780534389666

Edition: 3rd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Eric Nagler
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Description: With more than 400 examples that are short and easily understood at first viewing, this book serves as the student's classroom notes, tutorial, and reference. LEARNING C++ employs a careful and steady progression of skills and concepts, going beyond the level of detail of most C++ books.

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List price: $109.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Course Technology
Publication date: 3/27/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Transitioning from C to C++
Introduction
C versus C++
How Does the Compiler Recognize a C++ Program?
How Does the Preprocesser Know the Environment?
A New Style of Commenting
Never Assume! (The Implicit Use of Type int)
The Default Return Value from main()
The Difference between a Declaration and a Definition
Formal Argument Names in Function Declarations
Formal Argument Names in Function Definitions
All Functions Must Be Declared before Being Called
The Meaning of Empty Parentheses
Default Function Arguments
The Difference between Initialization and Assignment (and Why It's Important)
Where to Place Your Variable Declarations
Variable Declarations inside a for Loop
The Tag Name Becomes the Type Name
How Enumerated Types in C++ Differ from C
Initialization of Global Variables
Array Initialization
The Boolean Type bool
void * Pointers
Use 0, Not the Macro NULL
The Keyword const
New Styles of Casting
C and C++ Keywords
Namespaces
Introduction
The Problem
How to Create a Namespace
The Scope Resolution Operator
How to Access Members of a Namespace
Be Careful to Avoid Ambiguous Situations
Unnamed Namespaces
Namespace Aliases
The Koenig Lookup Rule
Input/Output Basics
Introduction
Why Switch to Something New?
Header File-Naming Conventions
The iostream Header File
The court Object
A Suggestion for Proper Usage of the std Namespace
Be Aware of Operator Precedence
Formatting the Output
The cin Object
Checking for End-of-File
Reference Variables
Introduction
What's the Problem?
How to Create a Reference Variable
All References Must Be Initialized
What's the Point of All This Work?
const-Qualifying a Reference
When Not to Use a Reference
There Is No "Constant Reference"
Making a Reference to a Pointer
Making a Reference to an Array
Returning a Reference from a Function
Dynamic Memory Allocation
Introduction
How to Allocate Dynamic Memory for a Single Object
How to Initialize a Primitive Type
The Meaning of Empty Parentheses
How to Release the Free Space for a Single Object
How to Allocate Free Space for an Array of Objects
How to Release the Free Space for an Array of Objects
Keep Things in Balance
How to Use new and delete to Store Strings on the Free Store
How to Allocate and Delete Multidimensional Arrays
Name That Space!
Do You Understand?
Introduction to Classes
Introduction
Thinking about Structures in C
A First Look at Encapsulation
A Structure versus a Class
The Purpose of a Class
The Components of a Class
How to Write a Class Definition
Principle of Data Hiding
Access Specifiers
Modularity and Implementation Hiding
How to Access Class Members via Instances
Inline Functions
mutable Keyword
How to Display the Contents of a Class
Enumerated Types within Classes
Constructors and Destructors
Introduction
Constructor Definition
Destructor Definition
How to Instantiate a Class and Invoke the Default Constructor
How to Instantiate a Class and Pass Arguments to the Constructor
How to Prevent Instantiations with the Default Constructor
Implicit Type Conversion
Copy Constructor
Function Style Cast
Initialization versus Assignment
Base/Member Initialization List
What about Pointers?
Formal Argument Names versus Class Member Names
Initialization Order of Nonstatic Data Members
A Primitive Type Array as a Nonstatic Data Member
An Array of User-Defined Types as a Nonstatic Data Member
How to Create an Array of User-Defined Instances
How to Declare an Array of Constant Data Members
How to Create a Single User-Defined Type on the Free Store
How to Create an Array of a User-Defined Type on the Free Store
Placement Syntax When Calling new
More Class Features
Introduction
The this Pointer
Static Class Data Members
The Size of a Class
Friend Functions
Friend Classes
Encapsulating a Class
Operator Conversion Functions
Introduction to Pointers to Class Members
Exception Handling
Introduction
How to Throw an Exception
How to Catch an Exception
Matching Process for Catch Blocks
A Simple Example of Exception Handling
Unwinding the Stack
What If the Call to new Fails?
How to Prevent new from Throwing an Exception
Propagating an Exception
How to Manage Pointers to the Free Space
You Can't Destroy What You Haven't Created
Rethrowing an Object
Catching Throws from Subobject Members
Function-Try-Blocks
Mixing Subobject Members and Pointers
Partial Construction of an Object
Writing Exception-Safe Code
Destructors and Exception Handling
Exception Specifications
Error Conditions
How the Compiler Treats Exception Specifications
Defining operator new () for a Class
Function Overloading
Introduction
Some Examples of Overloading
The Return Type Is Ignored
const-Qualifying an Argument Passed by Value
const-Qualifying an Argument Passed by Pointer
const-Qualifying an Argument Passed by Reference
Mutator versus Constant Member Functions
Overload Resolution
Overloading on a Pointer Type
Name Mangling
Operator Function Overloading
Inheritance
Introduction
A Derived Class Instance in Memory
Using Inheritance to Create an is-a Relationship
How to Define a Derived Class
A Structure versus a Class (Revisited)
The Keyword protected
Access Privileges
Base Class "Accessor" Functions
Changing the Inherited Access
Function Hiding
How a Derived Class Member Function Calls a Base Class Member Function
Manager Functions
Introduction to Polymorphism
Polymorphism and Virtual Functions
Abstract Base Classes
Liskov Substitution Principle
Multiple Inheritance
Templates
Introduction
Function Templates
Class Templates
Nontype Template Arguments
Member Templates
Template Models
typename Keyword
Runtime Type Information
Introduction
Dynamic Casting
The typeid Keyword
Iostream Output
Introduction
The Instances std::cerr and std::clog
How to Format the Output
How to Display a bool Type
How to Print an Address
How to Output to a Memory Buffer
Iostream Input
Introduction
How to Check for Errors
Character Input
Manipulators
Introduction
The Format of a Manipulator
Some Simple Manipulators
Built-In Manipulators Called with No Arguments
Manipulators Taking One Argument
Built-In Manipulators Taking One Argument
File Input/Output
Introduction
File Input/Output Classes
File Output
File Input
File Position Markers
File Update
Binary Mode
Unformatted Output
Unformatted Input
Redirecting I/O
The string Class and the Standard Template Library
Introduction
The string Class
The Standard Template Library
Bibliography
C++ Guidelines
Index
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