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Handbook for Practical C Plus Plus

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ISBN-10: 156592116X

ISBN-13: 9781565921160

Edition: 1996

Authors: Doug Brown, Gregory Satir

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A first book for C programmers transitioning to C++, an object-oriented enhancement of the C programming language. Designed to get readers up to speed quickly, this book thoroughly explains the important concepts and features and gives brief overviews of the rest of the language. Covers features common to all C++ compilers, including those on UNIX, Windows NT, Windows, DOS, and Macs
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/14/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 7.28" wide x 9.02" long x 0.52" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Gregory Satir helps develop online publishing tools in the Portland, Oregon, office of Electronic Book Technologies. He graduated with a B.S. in computer science from Brown University.

Object-Oriented Programming with Classes
Object-Oriented ProgrammingClasses
C++ Without ClassesThree to Start
Function Changes
Stricter Typing
Dynamic Initialization of Globals
Some Final Lists
Abstraction with Member Functions
The Abstraction
Using a struct
Using a struct with Interface Functions
Using a Class with Member Functions
Encapsulation with Access Specifiers
Access Specifiers
A Member Can Have Any Access Level
Unlimited Access Specifiers
Private Does Not Mean Invisibl
eFriend Classes
Hierarchy with Composition and Derivation
Better Abstraction with Constructors and Destructors
The Default Constructor
The Destructor
Built-in Types
Hierarchy and Chaining
Implicit Default Constructors and Destructors
Beyond Chaining
Explicit Invocation
Flow of Control
Time of Invocation
Better Abstraction with new and delete
Dynamic Objects
Dynamic Arrays
Mixing Allocators
realloc()Out of Memory
Parameter Versus Argument
Passing by Value in C and C++
Passing by Reference in C++
Reference Versus Pointer
Returning by Reference in C++
Overloading: Reference Versus Value
Binding Problems
Better Abstraction with Other Special Member Functions
Assignment Operator
Copy Constructor
Printing an ObjectSummary
An Example Class
Using an int
Using a Static Array
Using a Dynamic Array
Using a Reference-Counted String
Copy Constructor Quiz
Summary Table
Better Hierarchy with Templates
Defining a Template
Using a Template to Define an Object
Careful with That Expansion, EugeneModifying Container Class Elements
Polymorphism with Virtual Functions
Polymorphism in CVirtual Functions
Polymorphism in C++
More About Virtual Functions
More About Polymorphism
Abstract Classes
Derivation Decisions
Virtual Decisions
Calling Virtual Functions from Constructors and Destructors
Under the HoodPitfalls
Implementing an Object-Oriented Design
Implementation Table
ExamplesIs-A, Has-ADefensive Implementation
An Example Program
The String Class
The Rule, CwRule, and HwRule Classes
The Scanner Class
Using the ProgramExample Code
What to Study Next
Constructors with Parameters
Member Initialization Lists
Efficient Copy Constructor
Special Member Functions
C++ Operators
One Problem with Returning by Value