Exceptional C++ Style 40 New Engineering Puzzles, Programming Problems, and Solutions
By Herb Sutter
Publisher : Addison Wesley
Pub Date : August 02, 2004
ISBN : 0-201-76042-8
Pages : 352
e Greek philosopher Socrates taught by asking his students questions designed to guide them and help them draw conclusions from what they already knew and to show them how the things they were learning related to each other and to their existing knowledge. This method has become so famous that we now call it the Socratic method. From our point of view as students, Socrates' legendary approach involves us, makes us think, and helps us relate and apply what we already know to new information.
This book takes a page from Socrates, as did its predecessors, Exceptional C++ [Sutter00] and More Exceptional C++ [Sutter02]. It assumes you're involved in some aspect of writing production C++ software today, and it uses a question-answer format to teach how to make effective use of standard C++ and its standard library, with a particular focus on sound software engineering in modern C++. Many of the problems are drawn directly from experiences I and others have encountered while working with production C++ code. The goal of the questions is to help you draw conclusions from things you already know as well as things you've just learned, and to show how they interrelate. The puzzles will show how to reason about C++ design and programming issues some of them common issues, some not so common; some of them plain issues, some more esoteric; and a couple because, well, just because they're fun.
This book is about all aspects of C++. I don't mean to say that it touches on every detail of C++ that would require many more pages he C++ language and library features to show how apparently unrelated items can be used together to synthesize novel solutions to common problems. It also shows how apparently unrelated parts of the palette interrelate on their own, even when you don't want them to, and what to do about it. You will find material here about templates and namespaces, exceptions and inheritance, solid class design and design patterns, generic programming and macro magic and not just as randomized tidbits, but as cohesive Items showing the interrelationships among all these parts of modern C++.
Exceptional C++ Style continues where Exceptional C++ and More Exceptional C++ left off. This book follows in the tradition of the first two: It delivers new material, organized in bite-sized Items and grouped into themed sections. Readers of the first book will find some familiar section themes, now including new material, such as exception safety, generic programming, and optimization and memory management techniques. The books overlap in structure and theme but not in content. This book continues the strong emphasis on generic programming and on using the C++ standard library effectively, including coverage of important template and generic programming techniques.
Versions of most Items originally appeared in magazine columns and on the Internet, particularly as print columns and articles I've written for C/C++ Users Journal, Dr. Dobb's Journal, the former C++ Report, and other publications, and also as Guru of the Week [GotW] issues #63 to #86. The material in this book has been significantly revised, expanded, corrected, and updated since those initial versions, and this book (along with its de rigueur errata list available at www.gotw.ca) should be treated as the current and authoritative version of that original material....展开收缩