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Modern C++ Programming Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Marius Bancila
Book Image

Modern C++ Programming Cookbook - Second Edition

By: Marius Bancila

Overview of this book

C++ has come a long way to be one of the most widely used general-purpose languages that is fast, efficient, and high-performance at its core. The updated second edition of Modern C++ Programming Cookbook addresses the latest features of C++20, such as modules, concepts, coroutines, and the many additions to the standard library, including ranges and text formatting. The book is organized in the form of practical recipes covering a wide range of problems faced by modern developers. The book also delves into the details of all the core concepts in modern C++ programming, such as functions and classes, iterators and algorithms, streams and the file system, threading and concurrency, smart pointers and move semantics, and many others. It goes into the performance aspects of programming in depth, teaching developers how to write fast and lean code with the help of best practices. Furthermore, the book explores useful patterns and delves into the implementation of many idioms, including pimpl, named parameter, and attorney-client, teaching techniques such as avoiding repetition with the factory pattern. There is also a chapter dedicated to unit testing, where you are introduced to three of the most widely used libraries for C++: Boost.Test, Google Test, and Catch2. By the end of the book, you will be able to effectively leverage the features and techniques of C++11/14/17/20 programming to enhance the performance, scalability, and efficiency of your applications.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
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Bibliography
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Other Books You May Enjoy
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Index

Using I/O manipulators to control the output of a stream

Apart from the stream-based I/O library, the standard library provides a series of helper functions, called manipulators, that control the input and output streams using operator<< and operator>>. In this recipe, we will look at some of these manipulators and demonstrate their use through some examples that format the output to the console. We will continue covering more manipulators in the upcoming recipes.

Getting ready

The I/O manipulators are available in the std namespace in the headers <ios>, <istream>, <ostream>, and <iomanip>. In this recipe, we will only discuss some of the manipulators from <ios> and <iomanip>.

How to do it...

The following manipulators can be used to control the output or input of a stream:

  • boolalpha and noboolalpha enable and disable the textual representation of Booleans:
    std::cout << std::boolalpha <&lt...