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The C++ Programming Language: a fantastic read so far

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 | 0 comments

Last year, in September, I came up with the, in retrospect, crazy idea to work through six C++ programming related tomes. Shortly after I had started in Scott Meyers' Effective C++: 55 Specific Ways to Improve Your Programs and Designs I got quite busy with work, Perl programming, and mostly forgot about the relearning C++ project.

Well, forgot is not the right word, since it kept nagging in the back of my mind. And Monday, over a week ago, I picked up Bjarne Stroustrup's The C++ Programming Language: Special Edition and read the first forty pages or so. The next days I kept reading quite some pages and last Friday I arrived on page 176.

I had read an earlier edition of "The C++ Programming Language" back in de mid-90s, and recalled it as being very well written; a pleasure to read. And that first impression holds for the "special edition" as well, so far it has been a fantastic read.

I am also glad that I asked for the hard cover version in exchange for some Perl programming instead of the paperback; it's a very nice book to hold and use and in my opinion certainly worth the somewhat high price. And although I haven't read the entire book, yet, I highly recommend it based on what I've read so far alone.

I had to interrupt the read because we've been away on a short vacation, but this evening I will pick up "The C++ Programming Language" again, and continue reading.

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