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C++ Fundamentals

By : Antonio Mallia, Francesco Zoffoli
Book Image

C++ Fundamentals

By: Antonio Mallia, Francesco Zoffoli

Overview of this book

C++ Fundamentals begins by introducing you to the C++ compilation model and syntax. You will then study data types, variable declaration, scope, and control flow statements. With the help of this book, you'll be able to compile fully working C++ code and understand how variables, references, and pointers can be used to manipulate the state of the program. Next, you will explore functions and classes — the features that C++ offers to organize a program — and use them to solve more complex problems. You will also understand common pitfalls and modern best practices, especially the ones that diverge from the C++98 guidelines. As you advance through the chapters, you'll study the advantages of generic programming and write your own templates to make generic algorithms that work with any type. This C++ book will guide you in fully exploiting standard containers and algorithms, understanding how to pick the appropriate one for each problem. By the end of this book, you will not only be able to write efficient code but also be equipped to improve the readability, performance, and maintainability of your programs.
Table of Contents (9 chapters)
C++ Fundamentals

Chapter 3. Classes


Lesson Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Declare and define a class

  • Access the members of a class using objects

  • Apply access modifiers to encapsulate data

  • Use the static modifier on data members and member functions

  • Implement a nested class

  • Utilize the friend specifier to access private and protected members

  • Use constructors, copy constructors, assignment operators, and destructors

  • Overload operators

  • Implement functors


In this chapter, we will be learning about classes and objects in C++.