Book Image

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


In this chapter, we introduced sequential containers – containers whose elements can be accessed in sequence. We looked at the array, vector, deque, list, and forward_list sequential containers.

We saw what functionality they offer and how we can operate on them, and we saw how they are implemented and how storage works for vector and list.

We followed this up with associative containers, containers that allow the fast lookup of their elements, always kept in order. Set, multiset, map, and multimap are part of this category.

We looked at the operations they support and how map and multimap are used to associate a value to a key. We also saw their unordered version, which does not keep elements in order but provides higher performance. Unordered_set and unordered_map are in this category.

Finally, we looked at unconventional containers. String is used to manipulate sequences of characters, pair and tuple are used to hold various elements of different types, optional is used to add optionality...