"THE C++ STANDARD LIBRARY is the best overview of its topic in the popular technical press that I've seen so far....Well-phrased, accurate, authoritative, and scientific, Josuttis has authored the quintessential user's guide on this subject. Let others focus on patterns of usage--the community of intermediate C++ programmers pursuing standard class expertise now has its classic."
From the Publisher
Complete and comprehensive coverage is given of the full ANSI/ISO C++ standard.
Editors Note 1
The C standard library provides a set of common classes and interfaces that greatly extend the core C language. The library, however, is not self-explanatory. To make full use of its components-and to benefit from their power-you need a resource that does far more than list the classes and their functions. The C Standard Library not only provides comprehensive documentation of each library component, it also offers clearly written explanations of complex concepts, describes the practical programming details needed for effective use, and gives example after example of working code. This thoroughly up-to-date book reflects the newest elements of the C standard library incorporated into the full ANSI/ISO C language standard. In particular, the text focuses on the Standard Template Library (STL), examining containers, iterators, function objects, and STL algorithms. You will also find detailed coverage of special containers, strings, numerical classes, internationalization, and the IOStream library. Each component is presented in depth, with an introduction to its purpose and design, examples, a detailed description, traps and pitfalls, and the exact signature and definition of its classes and their functions. An insightful introduction to fundamental concepts and an overview of the library will help bring newcomers quickly up to speed. Comprehensive, detailed, readable, and practical, The C Standard Library is the C resource you will turn to again and again. An accompanying Web site, including source code, can be found at http://www.josuttis.com/. 0201379260B04062001
Editors Note 2
Introduces the C standard library and all its components from a conceptual point of view, then describes the details for programming with the standard template library (STL), special containers, strings, numeric classes, and the IOStream library. Each component description features its purpose and design, examples and suggested uses, traps and pitfalls, and the exact signature and definition of its classes and their functions. The book concludes with discussions of internationalization and allocators. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)