A New Approach to Programming
The C++ Standard Template Library (STL) represents a breakthrough in C++ programming techniques. With it, software developers can achieve vast improvements in the reliability of their software, and increase their own productivity. Designing Components with the C++ STL has three aims: * to introduce the reader to the ST * to show how this powerful resource can be exploite * to extend its use to the construction of new components. The author shows how to make practical use of the STL through numerous examples and by drawing on his extensive experience and knowledge gained working with the C++ Standardization Committee. Unique insights into the internals of the STL take the reader beyond simply using it, to show how the components supplied in the STL can be used to design more complex data structures and algorithms, and powerful abstract data types. Throughout, the author maintains an elegant and sophisticated coding style, adhering faithfully to the current ISO/ANSI standards, helping to ensure that your software will be even more portable, maintainable and reusable than ever.