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Your Ultimate "How-To" Guide to C++ Programming!

Legendary programming author Herb Schildt shares some of his favorite programming techniques in this high-powered C++ "cookbook." Organized for quick reference, each "recipe" shows how to accomplish a practical programming task. A recipe begins with a list of key ingredients (classes, functions, and headers) followed by step-by-step instructions that show how to assemble them into a complete solution. Detailed discussions explain the how and why behind each step, and a full code example puts the recipe into action. Each recipe ends with a list of options and alternatives that suggest ways to adapt the technique to fit a variety of situations. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced pro, you'll find recipes that are sure to satisfy your C++ programming appetite!

Topics include:
String Handling • Standard Template Library (STL) Containers • Algorithms • Function Objects • Binders • Negators • Adaptors • Iterators • I/O • Formatting Data

Learn how to:

  • Tokenize a null-terminated string
  • Create a search and replace function for strings
  • Implement subtraction for string objects
  • Use the vector, deque, and list sequence containers
  • Use the container adaptors stack, queue, and priority_queue
  • Use the map, multimap, set, and multiset associative containers
  • Reverse, rotate, and shuffle a sequence
  • Create a function object
  • Use binders, negators, and iterator adapters
  • Read and write files
  • Use stream iterators to handle file I/O
  • Use exceptions to handle I/O errors
  • Create custom inserters and extractors
  • Format date, time, and numeric data
  • Use facets and the localization library
  • Overload the [ ], ( ), and -> operators
  • Create an explicit constructor
  • And much, much more

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