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joshwua
03-06-2015, 01:48 PM
Hi guys, I've been messing around with C++ for some time now and I found "The C++ Programming Language" (http://ebookbees.com/the-c-programming-language-free-ebook/) Is it any good for a beginner. It's a huge book!

GReaper
03-06-2015, 02:03 PM
That book is more like a reference manual, written by Stroustrup, the man who created C++.

He actually says so, in his website:

This is not a good book for beginners. You are right! This book is written assuming that the reader is a programmer. It says so prominently and explicitly (at least five times). For beginners, I recommend Programming -- Principles and Practice Using C++. That book is also useful for people who have programmed a bit and want to improve their style and technique - or simply to learn modern C++. It is designed for classroom use, but written with an eye on self study.