[OT] Good C++ book for a Python programmer

Petr Prikryl Prikryl at skil.cz
Thu Jan 20 04:15:35 EST 2005

Try also the Bruce Eckel's "Thinking in C++".
It is also available on-line for free at

I like the book because it explains the things
very clearly. After reading it, one will stop 
to think and say that C++ is "only C with 
strange OO things on the top".


"Paul Rubin" wrote in message
news:<7x4qhdia8p.fsf at ruckus.brouhaha.com>...
> "rick_muller at yahoo.com" <rick_muller at yahoo.com> writes:
> > I was wondering whether anyone could recommend a good C++ book, with
> > "good" being defined from the perspective of a Python programmer. I
> > realize that there isn't a book titled "C++ for Python Programmers",
> > but has anyone found one that they think goes particularly well with
> > the Python way?
> I think it's not possible to really grok C++ without having worked on
> large multi-person C projects and understood what problems C++ tried
> to solve.  The only good book I know about C++ is by Stroustrup, "The
> C++ Programming Language" or something like that; it's not an easy
> book though.

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