Book: Stl Tutorial & Reference Guide: C++ Programming With the Standard Template Library (Addison-Wesley Professional Computing Series)
Publisher: Addison Wesley
The Standard Template Library (STL) represents a breakthrough in C++ programming methodology. Comprising a set of C++ generic data structures and algorithms, STL provides reusable, interchangeable components adaptable to many different uses without sacrificing efficiency. Adopted by the ANSI/ISO C++ Standards Committee, STL is an important addition to every C++ programmer’s portfolio of skills.
This book introduces you to STL and provides the information and techniques you need to become a proficient STL programmer. The book includes a tutorial, a thorough description of each element of the library, numerous sample applications, and a comprehensive reference.
You will find in-depth explanations of iterators, generic algorithms, containers, and function objects. Several larger, non-trivial applications, including a dictionary lookup program, demonstrate how to put STL’s power and flexibility to work. The book will also show you how to integrate STL with object-oriented programming techniques, while the comprehensive and detailed STL reference guide will be a constant and convenient companion as you learn to work with the library.
About the Author
David R. Musser, currently of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been involved with STL almost from its inception. Collaborating with its creator, Alexander Stepanov, he helped develop the first implementation and contributed to STL’s inclusion in the ANSI/ISO C++ standard.
Atul Saini is President and CEO of Modena Software Incorporated, which distributes STL++, the first commercial STL product.