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Learn C++ from a master: how to think like a programmer!
A remarkable personal dialogue between a C++ expert and a novice
From the absolute basics to advanced topics: inheritance, polymorphism, pointers, and more.
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Previously published as Who's Afraid of C++? and Who's Afraid of More C++?: Both classic books, integrated and updated, together for the first time, at a great price!