Good C++ book

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  1. Rick

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    Well I switched my major from MIS to CS. Anyway, before school starts back up in the fall, I wanted to get a background on C++. Can anyone reccomend me some good books? Also, what's a good C++ compiler I can use in linux?
     
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    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    anything published by dietel & dietel... g++
     
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    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    oh, and what's a good linux c++ compiler?
     
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    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    g++ is the linux c++ compiler

    EDIT: actually, g++ is the GNU C++ compiler which compiles on many platforms.
     
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    I would tell you, but you use linux. :greddy: no really. c++ primer 4'th edition is a great book. what's best about it is that it provides about 3 different analogies for each topic, and walks you through compatibility issues on all the popular compilers.
     
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    Starting out with C++ Third Edition by Gaddis was the book we used for my intro to c++ class. Its not a bad book, there are probably some better ones but it did its job.
     
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    That's the one I was going to suggest before I got blindsided by work :hs:

    Anything by Dietel is complete shit :ugh:
     
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    Odd thing with those Dietel books is that, when I was first learning C++, I thought that the books weren't that bad and didn't see why they got the bad rap they get. But now, as I'm a little more experienced and try to use the Dietel book as kind of reference material, I hate it. Nothing is very clear. Some things in their code examples they don't explain, they overloaded some operator and didn't give details about its implementation. I don't know of a good C++ book to recommend, but I do know that I wouldn't let someone I know pick that book up to learn C++ off of.
     
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    i hate deitel, i hope they burn in hell!
     
  13. ph1

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    the C++ programming language, stroustrup

    although its not a very good intro book, you will find it to be an invaluable reference.
     

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