Help choosing C++ book

This is a discussion on Help choosing C++ book within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; Originally Posted by Stoned_Coder You should have bought accelerated c++ rather than any book by schildt. Did you read the ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoned_Coder
    You should have bought accelerated c++ rather than any book by schildt. Did you read the reviews at ACCU?
    That one was not available.

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    What about C++ Primer 4th Edition? I'm learning this book now. And I think this book is very good.

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    I'm reading "C++ programming 101" and it ectually makes every function exciting... no kidding...

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    c++ primer is very good. it makes a good accompanyment to accelerated c++.
    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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    >> OK, thanks guys. I just went to the bookstore and purchased C++ A Beginner's Guide, Second Edition, by author Herbert Schildt.

    Too bad. I really hope for your sake that this book is better than previous ones. The problem with Schildt is that his books are easy to follow, which attracts newbies who don't know any better. However, in the past, his books have been notorious for containing major errors and very bad advice. So he makes it easy for you to learn the wrong thing. Then you get people coming to these forums with very bad habits.

    You are right though, I don't think I've ever heard of a good beginner's C++ book that is simple. Maybe that's because C++ isn't simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougDbug
    Yeah, it's a great book! And its way-cool to own the book by the creator of C++ (Bjarne Stroustrup). But, this is NOT a beginning-programming book! It seems to be a beginning C++ book for experienced C programmers & advanced computer science majors. In 2005, how many experienced C programmers need a beginning C++ book????
    I never had a problem with it :P
    I wasn't exactly a beginner but I wasn't exactly skilled in any way either when I started reading it.
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