The STL Tutorial and Reference Guide
is highly acclaimed as the most accessible, comprehensive, and practical introduction to the Standard Template Library (STL). Encompassing a set of C++ generic data structures and algorithms, STL provides reusable, interchangeable components adaptable to many different uses without sacrificing efficiency. Written by authors who have been instrumental in the creation and practical application of STL, STL Tutorial and Reference Guide, Second Edition
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, function objects, and much more. Several larger, non-trivial applications demonstrate how to put STL's power and flexibility to work. This book will also show you how to integrate STL with object-oriented programming techniques. In addition, the comprehensive and detailed STL reference guide will be a constant and convenient companion as you learn to work with the library.
This second edition is fully updated to reflect all of the changes made to STL for the final ANSI/ISO C++ language standard. It has been expanded with new chapters and appendices. Many new code examples throughout the book illustrate individual concepts and techniques, while larger sample programs demonstrate the use of the STL in real-world C++ software development. An accompanying Web site, including source code and examples referenced in the text, can be found at http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~musser/stl-book/index.html.
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.