Modified March 7, 2003
The examples were checked on a Unix system using a recent C++ compiler that approximates the standard reasonably well. Some, I have also checked on other systems and with others more than one compiler. However, there is no guarantee that the examples will run everywhere - C++ compilers still differ in the degree to which they conform to the ISO standard. New compilers tend to have much better conformance. Except where specifically stated, I believe the programs to be strictly conforming ISO C++ programs. If you have a lot of problems, consider upgrading to a newer and better compiler and/or standard library.
On a windows machine, use console mode.
Remember that these are examples designed primarily to illustrate design, programming, language, or library concepts in the context of the book. They were chosen for their usefulness as teaching aids; not for their utility as tools. They have not been tested in the context of real applications, so don't rely on them for real work.
Each program was constructed by taking a book example, completing it (by adding context, declarations, and code as needed), and adding a main() that runs a trivial test. The way I imagine that these programs can be useful is for readers to see the effect of modifications and extensions of them.
I'm finding it hard to find the time to make the book examples ready for posting, so please be patient. I hope to add a few programs each week.
Constructive comments to bs at cs.tamu.edu