Thread: "C++: The Complete Reference" or the deitel book?

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    "C++: The Complete Reference" or the deitel book?


    Ok i've decided to learn C++ now. I've got Deitel's C: How to program and it has an introduction on c++. An introduction is obviously not enough. Which book is better? The complete reference one or the deitel one? I already know C.

    thnx bye

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    Why not try "Thinking In C++"

    I personally feel that "Thinking in C++" is a much better book to refer.... helps you migrate from C gracefully into C++.

    To top it all, it comes free of cost on the net. You get the PDF / HTML version free

    "Thinking in C++" by Bruce Eckel
    Have a wonderful day.... and keep smiling... you look terrific that way
    signing off...
    shiv... as i know him

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    If you know C I recommend a fast pace C++ book.

    Accelerated C++: Practical Programming by Example by Andrew Koenig and Barbara E. Moo.


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    The Complete Reference book! Thats the one I used to learn C++. It's over 1000 pages, and it the book is split into two, C and C++. It explains thoughout the differences between the two. Extremely helpful and deep in its information.

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    Yes, I agree with Speedy. You cant go wrong with the Complete Reference. The author really knows what he's talking about as he is a member of the original commitee who standardized C++ in 1994. I've read the C++ The beginner's guide and now am currently quarter way through the complete reference and have found it to be quite helpful for those with a pre-existing knowledge of C.

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    yeap, i think i'll buy the complete reference then ^.^.

    Although i find the deitel's series VERY clear to read and understand and the code structure and format is VERY good, the complete reference has a lot more content.

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