Organized in a practical problem-and-solution format, More Exceptional C++ picks up where the widely acclaimed Exceptional C++ leaves off, providing successful strategies for solving real-world problems in C++. Drawing from years of in-the-trenches experience, Herb Sutter provides tested techniques and practical solutions for programmers designing modern software systems with C++, from small projects to enterprise applications.
Built around forty programming puzzles, More Exceptional C++ helps you understand the rules and issues critical to successful software design and development in C++. New themes included in this sequel place a strong emphasis on generic programming, memory management, and using the C++ standard library, including coverage of important techniques like traits and predicates. Also included are guidelines and considerations to remember when using standard containers and algorithms--topics rarely covered in-depth in other sources.
Readers will find solutions to such important questions as:
What pitfalls might you encounter when using std::map and std::set, and how can you safely avoid them?
What kinds of predicates are safe to use with the STL, what kinds aren't, and why?
What techniques are available for writing powerful generic template code that can change its own behavior based on the capabilities of the types it's given to work with?
When and how should you optimize your code? Why can (and do) fancy optimizations get us into trouble? And how can some of these answers change if you're writing multithread-safe code?
Does exception safety affect class design, or can it be retrofitted in as an afterthought?
How can you avoid the Siamese Twin problem when combining inheritance-based libraries from different vendors?
How can you safely use auto_ptr, and then use common design patterns to adapt it to avoid common pitfalls? Can you use auto_ptr as a class member? What must you know before you elect to use it that way?
Plus one of the most frequently recurring questions about modern C++: When and how should you use namespaces, anyway?
A must-have for the serious programmer, More Exceptional C++ provides a thorough and pragmatic understanding of the language while showing you how to write exceptional code in C++.