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    off topic (just a little)

    Do you know Thinking in C++ book? What do you think of it?
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    i am almost certain that you can find this as a free e-book somewhere (certain as in i had it once as an ebook) but i dont remeber the url.
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    It's available from quite a few sites...

    http://www.javaic.com/eckel.html

    This is one of them.

    If you're looking for any other E-books you can probably find them in one of the links off of this page. A good resource.

    http://www.mindview.net/Books/DownloadSites
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    > http://www.javaic.com/eckel.html

    The links from that site are dead - I have seen it and the Java version at several others, tho.

    Anyone know if Petzold is online? I know he included an HTML version of his book, and wondered if anyone had uploaded it somewhere.

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    I've already downloaded it. Just would like to know what do you think of it. It's huge and I'd like to know if it's worth giving a time to study.
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    could you please post the url where you found it?
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    Actually it was not me who downloaded it, it was my friend. The book itself says http://www.bruceeckel.com, try it.

    Petzold is online?? WHERE?!?!? You know, the printed version is REALLY expensive here.
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    The links from that site are dead
    Really? Hmm.... peculiar...

    This site works. I know because I just downloaded the book myself from there and the JAVA one.

    http://www.speckine.com/Eckel_Books/index.html

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    http://celestrion.totalaccess.net/docs/eckel/tic1/html/

    The above site is active for online viewing at least.

    I found the book to be interesting in it's approach, which is how would you improve on the C language. As such it assumes you know a reasonable amount of pure C, identifies weak points in C, and proceeds to develop the various extensions to C we call C++. This can give useful insights into why things are done the way they are done, but it also means that it probably isn't a book for beginners (IMO).

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    i suppose you coud always save each page - i nkow it would take ages but it would be better than shelling out 50+
    for the book.
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