Programming Books C Java PHP Python Learn more Browse Programming Books
  • List Price: $89.50
  • Save: $48.94 (55%)
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Want it Tuesday, April 22? Order within and choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Used book in very good condition Has very little wear and tear on the cover. Binding is tight and in excellent condition. Has pages that contain markings, notes, or highlighting from a previous owner. Buy your literature with confidence! This book qualifies for PRIME and FREE SHIPPING!
Add to Cart
Trade in your item
Get a $2.00
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

The C++ Standard: Incorporating Technical Corrigendum No.1 Hardcover – December 12, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-0470846742 ISBN-10: 0470846747 Edition: 1st

Amazon Price New from Used from Collectible from
Hardcover, December 12, 2003
"Please retry"
$35.79 $12.72



Books for Pragmatic Programmers
Find resources for various programming needs, including agile teams, programming languages, and the life of a programmer, in the Pragmatic Bookshelf.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 816 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (December 12, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470846747
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470846742
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.7 x 2.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,289,941 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

The definitive must-have volume for everyone who is serious about programming in C++

Like a dictionary to an author, the C++ Standard is an essential reference for C++ programmers. Whether you write tools, compilers, or programs you will need torefer to the latest international standard that defines the language in order to be sure your code runs correctly. Your reason for buying this bound paper version is to have to hand for easy reference:

the complete, current International C++ Standard

incorporating Technical Corrigendum 1

This is technically BS ISO/IEC 14882:2003 (Second Edition) as approved by all national standards bodies (such as ANSI). It is the ONLY available bound version of the standard.

Additionally, you will find an introduction by Lois Goldthwaite explaining the standards process and how to participate. Bjarne Stroustrup creator of the language, provides the Foreword.

Also published by Wiley:

The C Standard

ISBN: 0 470 84593 2

Customer Reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Paul R. Potts on March 9, 2004
I'm not going to review the content; if you know what this is (the formal standard for the C++ programming language) you know that standards are written in dense, formal language, but that at times, no other source of information about the language will do; this is the primary source. If you claim to be an expert on C++ and write a lot of code, eventually you will probably have to look something up in the standard.
But after looking at a copy close up, I no longer want to purchase it. Why?
While the paper is acid-free and reasonably thick, the binding is one of the poorest I've ever seen in a hardback book.
I'm not an expert on book-binding, but most of the hardcover books in my professional library (such as Refactoring, Design Patterns, The C++ Programming Language Special Edition, and various other books from Addison-Wesley and other vendors) have a sturdy strip of cloth embedded in the binding and are strongly glued in place.
This book, by comparison, had a thin cover, no cloth in the binding, and flimsy gluing; just flipping through some pages, I was afraid the pages were going to start falling out. A second copy had the same flimsy binding.
For $65.00 we deserve better. Even a solid paperback at this price would have been much more appealing. Steele's Common Lisp: the Language, 2nd edition is a thousand-page paperback, and much, much sturdier. Note to Wiley: just sell a fat paper binding for $50 and leave it at that, charge a few dollars more if you must and give us a book that will last a few years. Don't try to con us with an expensive hardcover which is in reality flimsier than any other programming book on my shelves!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Literate Geek on August 23, 2004
I agree with the earlier reviewer and I'll add another reason: For $18.00 you can buy an electronic version of the Standard from ANSI as a PDF file. Same content (except the TR which I think is available separately) and no issues about binding. It won't feel like a book but somehow I doubt that Programming Language Standards are read at bedtime with a cup of cocoa at hand...
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By James Carlson on February 15, 2010
Verified Purchase
As an OS kernel and networking programmer recently cast into the world of C++ applications design, I need a definitive work that tells me exactly what the C++ mechanisms do and what behavior I can rely on from the standards, and that's just what this provides. Although each platform and compiler differ, and there are always bugs and warts to work around, it's crucial to understand what the boundaries are and what behaviors you can (and can't) rely on to write robust applications.

If you need to know how placement-new works and the requirements for constructors and destructors and try/catch blocks, then this is the book you want. If you need to know common idioms and higher-level structures, you'll need a different reference.

For what I intended to do (debug some squirrelly problems and obscure valgrind warnings), it was precisely the book I needed. It's a little pricey, but that's (unfortunately) what many of these international standards, other than those from the IETF, are like.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Product Images from Customers