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C++17 STL Cookbook

By : Jacek Galowicz
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C++17 STL Cookbook

By: Jacek Galowicz

Overview of this book

C++ has come a long way and is in use in every area of the industry. Fast, efficient, and flexible, it is used to solve many problems. The upcoming version of C++ will see programmers change the way they code. If you want to grasp the practical usefulness of the C++17 STL in order to write smarter, fully portable code, then this book is for you. Beginning with new language features, this book will help you understand the language’s mechanics and library features, and offers insight into how they work. Unlike other books, ours takes an implementation-specific, problem-solution approach that will help you quickly overcome hurdles. You will learn the core STL concepts, such as containers, algorithms, utility classes, lambda expressions, iterators, and more, while working on practical real-world recipes. These recipes will help you get the most from the STL and show you how to program in a better way. By the end of the book, you will be up to date with the latest C++17 features and save time and effort while solving tasks elegantly using the STL.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Chapter 1. The New C++17 Features

In this chapter, we will cover thefollowing recipes:

  • Using structured bindings to unpack bundled return values
  • Limiting variable scopes to if and switch statements
  • Profiting from the new bracket initializer rules
  • Letting the constructor automatically deduce the resulting template class type
  • Simplifying compile-time decisions with constexpr-if
  • Enabling header-only libraries with inline variables
  • Implementing handy helper functions with fold expressions