Overview of C++

C++ was originally an extension to C, also known as "C with Objects." It enhances C by adding several higher-level features such as strong typing, data abstraction, references, operator and function overloading, and considerable support for object-oriented programming.

C++ retains the key features that have made C such a popular and successful language: speed, efficiency, and a wide range of expressiveness that allows programming at many levels, from the lowest (such as direct operating system calls or bitwise operations) to the highest level (manipulating large complex objects or graphs of objects).

A fundamental design decision was made at the beginning for C++: Any features added to C++ should not cause a run-time penalty on C code that does not use them.[1] Certainly, there are added burdens on the compiler, and some features have a run-time cost if they are used, but a C program that is compiled by a C++ compiler should run just as fast as it would if compiled by a C compiler.

[1] Unfortunately, exception handling broke this rule and does cause a bit of overhead if enabled. This is why many libraries still do not use exceptions.


Part I: Introduction to C++ and Qt 4

C++ Introduction

Classes

Introduction to Qt

Lists

Functions

Inheritance and Polymorphism

Part II: Higher-Level Programming

Libraries

Introduction to Design Patterns

QObject

Generics and Containers

Qt GUI Widgets

Concurrency

Validation and Regular Expressions

Parsing XML

Meta Objects, Properties, and Reflective Programming

More Design Patterns

Models and Views

Qt SQL Classes

Part III: C++ Language Reference

Types and Expressions

Scope and Storage Class

Statements and Control Structures

Memory Access

Chapter Summary

Inheritance in Detail

Miscellaneous Topics

Part IV: Programming Assignments

MP3 Jukebox Assignments

Part V: Appendices

MP3 Jukebox Assignments

Bibliography

MP3 Jukebox Assignments



An Introduction to Design Patterns in C++ with Qt 4
An Introduction to Design Patterns in C++ with Qt 4
ISBN: 0131879057
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 268

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