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    Hi,

    Part of my Uni course this year is a project, and I've chosen to do a "port" of the flex/bison partnership using Spirit (I'm guessing that's a very limited explanation of what's involved, but at the moment I've not investigated it thoroughly).

    What I would like is if someone could recommend a good book that I can use to learn C++. It doesn't need to be a "For Dummies"-style teach yourself book or anything like that, in fact I'd prefer it wasn't. What I'm looking for is something that I can use as a reference that deals with advanced C++. If not, I guess I'll just learn as I code.

    Thanks in advance,

    ac

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    I learned most of my C++ from a book called Problem Solving With C++ (amazon). It's a great resource especially if you don't know any programming languages.

    It boasts that it is "the" standard textbook for C++ (and why it would lie ), but it is a great reference to have lying around in addition to learning from it.

    I would highly recommend it.
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    Heh... for my University Course, we use Starting Out with C++: From Control Structures through Objects it's pretty good... but it sounds like you might need something more advanced (this book seems to cover quite a bit though... and so far it's a very good book)

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    Currently sitting on my desk is C++ Programming Langauge by Bjarne Stroustrup

    Excellent book, covers every faucet of the language that you will probably have to deal with.

    C++ Primer by Stacey Lipman and Josee Lajoie

    Also good

    C++ The COre Language by Gregory Satir and Doug Brown

    This is an O'Reilly book and I have never read a bad oreilly book. I rec this one if your looking for the basics. The other two cover a lot more details. This is just if you want the bare basics.

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    Thanks a lot for the replies, I'll look into them.

    ac

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    Deitel and Deitel's "Programming in C++" ought to be good.
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    most books by jesse liberty are good

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_b/...0&Go.y=0&Go=Go
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    Have you tried "C++ How to Program" by Deitel, I have a old copy of this book somewhere and remember it was very easy to follow, and even has an ongoing self study throught the book where you design a elevator simulator.

    [EDIT]Looks like The Grunt beat me to it [/EDIT]

    But anyway have you looked at the book reviews by ACCU, I found them very usfull

    http://brian.accu.org/bookreviews/pu.../0sb/index.htm
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    I've been tring to find time to finish reading Ivor Horton's Begining C++. I dont know how it stacks up to other books, but I asked the handfull of coders I know and they recomended it as a starting point.

    My two cents

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