This book provides a complete reference for the C++ programming language.
It consists of the C++ reference manual, approved as the base document for the
ANSI standardization of the language, plus annotations and commentary.
The annotations and commentary discuss what is not included in the language, why
certain features are defined as they are, and how one might implement particular
features. The commentaries also help the reader to understand the relationships
between different parts of the language. Comparisons with C and examples
explain more subtle points of the language.
Sixteen chapters document the latest version of C++ after the addition of
support for multiple inheritance, type-safe linkage, abstract classes,
refined mechanisms for overloading, etc. The book also covers proposed
extensions of C++: templates and exception handling. Appendices summarize
the grammar and evolution of the language, and explain in detail the
differences between C and C++.
The Annotated C++ Reference Manual will appeal to language implementers
and expert C++ programmers.