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    As for the two versions, you could read both. The first edition covers quite a few topics, while the second goes into more depth (i think, haven't really read either yet, some of the first one) and the second also discusses a few more topics not covered in the first edition. There is a brief explanation in the beginning of each book explaining what is covered in each book and what is covered in the other edition.

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    I think I'm just going to get the 2nd edition and go with that. Unless someone has a reason why I shouldn't?!
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    >What's the point of using C++ if you're not doing OOP? Why not just use C in that case?<

    Stronger type checking; extended standard library; more compiler support for generics; to name a few reasons why you might.
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    Not to mention templating!

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    Originally posted by ober5861
    I think I'm just going to get the 2nd edition and go with that. Unless someone has a reason why I shouldn't?!
    Calm down there, Ober. Here's a link for ya. http://www.codecuts.com/mainpage.asp?WebPageID=315
    That'll take you straight to where you can download the free pdfs for volumes one and two. Start with volume one. Volume one begins by explaining OOP. After you've read volume one, read volume two.
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    >What's the point of using C++ if you're not doing OOP? Why not just use C in that case?<
    C++ is not a "true" OOP language like Smalltalk, Eiffel, Modula-3 or even Java. It is a "hybrid" language. I.e. it is a procedural language with built in OO support.

    Therefore it is perfectly legitimate to write procedural style applications in C++. As others have already mentioned you have stronger type checking, templates and the STL which makes C++ a great programming tool whether or not your exploiting the OO aspects of the language.

    Basically C++ encompases two different programming paradigms - both are legitimate within the defines of the C++ language.

    Probably the greatest pitfalls for an ex C programmer comming to terms with the OO aspects of C++ is inheritance and polymorphism. They are not always as intuitive as one would hope.
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