Hmmm, style is a pretty personal consideration, altough of course there
are certain accepted standards. But, how in particular is his style bad?
As regards code, does some of his code not work or do you just mean that
there would be better ways to do certain things? Having only used his
C++ From the Ground Up book, in which his examples try to illustrate the
functions, etc. being discussed, I imagine that he probably gets a bit
forced into using some things a bit inappropriatly.
Anyhow, I just ask out of interest as I'm not very experienced with the
finer points of C++.
John Allen wrote:
>>noims at tuatha.org wrote:
>> > > Ross Lynch writes:
> > > > I found Herbert Schildt's 'C++ From The Ground Up' to be good. IIRC it's
> > > > McGraw-Hill.
> > >
> > > Beware. Schildt's books are crap.
> > I'm using his 'Teach yourself C++' to do just that. I've found it very
> > good (so far, that is) for someone who knows C well. The thing I
> > like most about it is it's crammed with exercises... I'm a big
> > believer in learning by using.
> > I'd be interested in knowing why you say his books are crap. Am I making a big mistake?
>> Well the code in his books is crap, and always has been. If you are going to write
> a book to teach people you should put more effort into correctness, and good
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