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    C++ Complete Reference Book

    I have searched for C++ The Complete Reference Book
    on this site and found out many bad reviews about it.

    I have been told that this is a very good book that I
    can use for any referring as it explains all the different
    functions in C++.
    All i wanted was a book that had a list of all c++ functions
    and gives enough help about them.
    I am confused now. Do you want me to proceed with it ?

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    The C++ Standard contains some global algorithms, but the rest is STL.

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    >Do you want me to proceed with it ?
    I wouldn't recommend doing so. Books by Herbert Schildt are notoriously bad. You would do better by getting a book on the standard C++ library, or finding a recommended reference book at ACCU. The reviews tend to be accurate.

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    Thinking in C++ - one of the best books on C++ ever written.

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    >>All i wanted was a book that had a list of all c++ functions

    Then get the C/C++ Programmer's Reference, not the 'Complete' version. I picked up a copy at the used bookstore for about $6.

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    Originally posted by [stealth]
    Thinking in C++ - one of the best books on C++ ever written.
    God bless Bruce, yeah~
    Never end on learning~

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    Then get the C/C++ Programmer's Reference, not the 'Complete' version. I picked up a copy at the used bookstore for about $6.
    Jesus... I never even thought. Maybe I should check used book stores before I head over to chapters and spend ~$100 for a book. Do you always find good deals like that?

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    >Then get the C/C++ Programmer's Reference, not the 'Complete' version. I picked up a copy at the used bookstore for about $6.

    who is the author ?
    if it is Herbert Schildt then it is in the "Not Recommended"
    list of www.accu.org

    i don't know myself though, what's your opnion ?

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    Yes, it's by the same author but there is very little commentary. It's pretty much just a reference book.

    Almost my entire collection of programming books is from the used bookstore (half-priced books). I check out their selection about once a week and just wait for good stuff to come in. My best find was probably the Game Programming Gems I & II for $35 each. Most of the time it's just outdated books but every now and again there's a good one.

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    2nd hand stores are a great place to find books for cheap!

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