Synopses & Reviews
The inventor of C++ presents the definitive insider's guide to the design and development of the C++ programming language. Without ommitting critical details or getting bogged down in technicalities, Stroustrup presents his unique insights into the decisions that shaped C++. Every C++ programmer will benefit from Stroustrup's explanations of the 'why's' behind C++ from the earliest features, such as the original class concept, to the latest extensions, such as new casts and explicit template instantiation.
Some C++ design decisions have been universally praised, while others remain controversial, and debated vigorously; still other features have been rejected based on experimentation. In this book, Stroustrup dissects many of these decisions to present a case study in "real object- oriented language development" for the working programmer. In doing so, he presents his views on programming and design in a concrete and useful way that makes this book a must-buy for every C++ programmer. Features
- Written by the inventor of C++ Stroustrup
- Provides insights into the design decisions which shaped C++.
- Gives technical summaries of C++.
- Discusses the latest language features: templates, exceptions, run-time type information, and namespaces.
- Presents Stroustrup's unique programming and design views.
This book focuses on the principles, process, and decisions made during the development of the C++ programming language. As the "inventor" of the language, Stroustrup presents his unique insight into the decisions which resulted in the features of C++--the universally praised, the controversial, and even some of the rejected ones. The book provides a solid introduction to OOP and C++ for beginners.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 7-15) and index.
About the Author
Bjarne Stroustrup is the designer and original implementer of C++, the author of The C++ Programming Language, The Annotated C++ Reference Manual, and The Design and Evolution of C++, and the consulting editor of Addison-Wesley's C++ In-Depth Series. Having previously worked at Bell Labs and AT&T Labs-Research, he currently is the College of Engineering Chair in Computer Science Professor at Texas A&M University. The recipient of numerous honors, including the Dr. Dobb's Excellence in Programming Award (2008), Dr. Stroustrup is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, an AT&T Fellow, an AT&T Bell Laboratories Fellow, an IEEE Fellow, and an ACM Fellow. His research interests include distributed systems, simulation, design, programming techniques, software development tools, and programming languages, and he remains actively involved in the ANSI/ISO standardization of C++. Dr. Stroustrup holds an advanced degree from the University of Aarhus in his native Denmark and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cambridge University, England.
Table of Contents
PART I. 1. The Prehistory of C++ .
2. C with Classes.
3. The Birth of C++.
4. C++ Language Design Rules.
5. Chronology 1985-1993.
7. Interest and Use.
9. Looking Ahead.
PART II. 1. Memory Management.
3. Multiple Inheritance.
4. Class Concept Refinements.
7. Exception Handling.
9. The C Preprocessor.