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    Hey folks.

    Im considering buying The C++ Standard Library: A Tutorial and Reference but was wondering what people on here thought about the book. Like the title of the book, Im looking for a book on c++ standard library. Anyway, would appreciate if anyone would comment on this book. The comments on amazon are excellent.

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    I got it a while back. It's a good book. I've learned so much from it... like I've still got a lot to learn.

    There are some errata available for this book to correct a few minor mistakes and typos but much of that you probably wouldn't notice unless you were already an expert with the STL and the C++ language in general.
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    It's considered one of the best and definitive works on the subject; I've used my copy quite a lot.

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    Good reference. Readable.

    One warning: Dispite what the book title and the above review implies, this book focuses on the Standard Template Library. And, as far as I can tell, it is a complete STL reference. It is NOT a complete Standard Library reference... but I don't know of any book that is.

    BTW laasunde, the title of your post is vague too! See the Board Guidelines and Hints above.

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    Thanks for the feed back guys.

    Sorry about them vague name of this tread.

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    That is probably the best book on STL. Others worth having on that subject are matt austerns stl book and scott meyers effective stl
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