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moonwalker
08-22-2002, 09:47 AM
I have searched for C++ The Complete Reference Book
on this site and found out many bad reviews about it.

I have been told that this is a very good book that I
can use for any referring as it explains all the different
functions in C++.
All i wanted was a book that had a list of all c++ functions
and gives enough help about them.
I am confused now. Do you want me to proceed with it ?

Troll_King
08-22-2002, 10:53 AM
The C++ Standard contains some global algorithms, but the rest is STL.

Prelude
08-22-2002, 10:58 AM
>Do you want me to proceed with it ?
I wouldn't recommend doing so. Books by Herbert Schildt are notoriously bad. You would do better by getting a book on the standard C++ library, or finding a recommended reference book at ACCU (http://www.accu.org/bookreviews/public/reviews/0sb/beginner_s_c__.htm). The reviews tend to be accurate.

-Prelude

mithrandir
08-22-2002, 08:05 PM
Thinking in C++ - one of the best books on C++ ever written.

tgm
08-22-2002, 08:22 PM
>>All i wanted was a book that had a list of all c++ functions

Then get the C/C++ Programmer's Reference, not the 'Complete' version. I picked up a copy at the used bookstore for about $6.

black
08-22-2002, 09:49 PM
Originally posted by [stealth]
Thinking in C++ - one of the best books on C++ ever written.

God bless Bruce, yeah~ :p

Eibro
08-22-2002, 10:05 PM
Then get the C/C++ Programmer's Reference, not the 'Complete' version. I picked up a copy at the used bookstore for about $6.
Jesus... I never even thought. Maybe I should check used book stores before I head over to chapters and spend ~$100 for a book. Do you always find good deals like that?

moonwalker
08-22-2002, 10:52 PM
>Then get the C/C++ Programmer's Reference, not the 'Complete' version. I picked up a copy at the used bookstore for about $6.

who is the author ?
if it is Herbert Schildt then it is in the "Not Recommended"
list of www.accu.org

i don't know myself though, what's your opnion ?

tgm
08-23-2002, 06:49 AM
Yes, it's by the same author but there is very little commentary. It's pretty much just a reference book.

Almost my entire collection of programming books is from the used bookstore (half-priced books). I check out their selection about once a week and just wait for good stuff to come in. My best find was probably the Game Programming Gems I & II for $35 each. Most of the time it's just outdated books but every now and again there's a good one.

mithrandir
08-23-2002, 06:55 AM
2nd hand stores are a great place to find books for cheap!