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5.0 out of 5 stars Required Ownership for C++ programmers, May 1, 2000
This review is from: Standard C++ IOStreams and Locales: Advanced Programmer's Guide and Reference (Hardcover)
This book is it. There is no other text which covers the full I/O Streams library as of the ISO C++99 standard. B. Stroustrup's book "The C++ Programming language" has one chapter of 50+ pages on streams. Its enough to get you started, but not enough if you want to make roll your own. Your other choice is to comb back issues of C++ Report and C/C++ User's Journal for the relevent information. (And know enough to ignore the articles that do it wrong. Ok maybe wrong is too strong a word, but now that you have the option to understand how the streams library is built you can use it the way it was intended.)
There is now no reason ANY programmer should create a new ostream class by inheriting from basic_ostream<>. The I/O streams library was designed to be extended by programmers. Read this book and learn how to do it so that you don't have to re-write every sub member as a forward to the actual class.
As for Locales, there is a chapter in the latest version of B.S's book as an Appendix. Or about 1/4th of this book is devoted to how that mechanism works.
Buy it. You need it. Without it you are programming by guess and by golly.
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