I don't think I like the flow of this book. I was reading a CHAPTER on pointers and it went along describing and explaining it. The next chapter was about references. And it was more less saying that using pointers can lead to memory leaks and that it is not a good idea to use pointers. Another thing, it teaches the goto() fucntions and THEN tells you not to ever use it. Things like these are what I think makes this book a poor read. I think I should just cough up the money and get the Sams Teach Yourself in 21 Days. I don't think I like Liberty's books but I haven't tried any others. I have read some reviews though. Seeing as he wrote,"Teach yourself C++ in 20 minutes" just goes to show.... .
If pointers are such a bad thing then why do a lot of people use them? Also, I see pointers used a lot more than references. From reading Liberty he explaines it as references work a lot better they are safer and easier to use and explain.