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    good book?

    hello all,

    Currently I'm taking an introductory course in c++. This will be my second I/O language if you count javascript. In school I'm using "Absolute C++" by Walter Savitch, and it is trully excelent.

    I was wondering if any of you could recommend another book, that you think is really good. I'm not looking just for a school text book, but something that walks you through examples, such as simple text games or useful programs.

    thanks,

    axon
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    There are alot. Look at other threads here. Or look at publishers web sites.
    Savitch Absoule C++ is a good book.

    Also, C++ Primer Plus- Prata, etc.
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    A very good one I'm reading is "C++ In Plain English" (3rd ed) by Brian Overland. It has good tutorials and it also has reference sections. Teaches C++ from the ground up.

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    >I was wondering if any of you could recommend another book, that you think is really good.
    Accelerated C++ by Koenig and Moo.

    -Prelude
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    Another vote for Accelerated C++ here.

    Also freely available Thinking in c++ by bruce eckel (2 vols). Get it here
    Free the weed!! Class B to class C is not good enough!!
    And the FAQ is here :- http://faq.cprogramming.com/cgi-bin/smartfaq.cgi

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    Originally posted by Stoned_Coder
    Another vote for Accelerated C++ here.

    Also freely available Thinking in c++ by bruce eckel (2 vols). Get it here
    Thanks! I'll go look at Accelerated C++ tomorrow, and I'm downloading Thinking in C++ right now. What a title thought, am I the only one who sometimes sees code while falling asleep?

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    A very good one I'm reading is "C++ In Plain English" (3rd ed) by Brian Overland. It has good tutorials and it also has reference sections. Teaches C++ from the ground up.
    Only problem with this it is it does not use standard C++. Also, better book for reference.
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    to put it bluntly overlands book is crap.It gives a schoolboy intro to the language. Good for total newbies but there is no sustenance to it.
    also his explanation of polymorphism is dire.
    Free the weed!! Class B to class C is not good enough!!
    And the FAQ is here :- http://faq.cprogramming.com/cgi-bin/smartfaq.cgi

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    C++ How to Program (4th Edition)...very good..but expensive...
    nextus, the samurai warrior

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