More Effective C++
I was thinking of buying Scott Meyer's second book (More Effective C++) and
noticed that it has not been updated since 1995 (unlike his other two famous
books). Does anyone know (rumour or otherwise) if a new edition is coming
out. I would hate to spend $50 today only to see a new edition on the
Re: More Effective C++
On Apr 13, 10:09 am, "barcaroller" <barcarol...@music.net> wrote:
> I was thinking of buying Scott Meyer's second book (More Effective C++) and
> noticed that it has not been updated since 1995 (unlike his other two famous
> books). Does anyone know (rumour or otherwise) if a new edition is coming
> out. I would hate to spend $50 today only to see a new edition on the
> shelves tomorrow.
you could ask him directly
Re: Fast and Safe C Strings: User friendly C macros to Declare anduse C Strings.
Clem Clarke wrote:
> Some 20 years ago, it became clear that C strings were not as safe, nor
> as fast, as strings in PL/I, Assembler or Pascal.
C++ has a solution, std::string. Did you intend to post to comp.lang.c?
Fast and Safe C Strings: User friendly C macros to Declare and useC Strings.
Some 20 years ago, it became clear that C strings were not as safe, nor
as fast, as strings in PL/I, Assembler or Pascal.
The primary reasons are that one needs to find the current length of a
string before or during a copy process - this is very time consuming.
Secondly, there is no way of determining the maximum length of a string,
and therefore when copying to a string, it is easy to over-write
adjacent storage with often disastrous consequences, including the
deliberate introduction of viruses.
Decades have passed and the C string problem continues. Buffer
over-runs are just part of the story, and the bugs that can be
introduced - the safety problem is still with us all and it has come
back to bite all of us on the lower part of our anatomy, over and over
I have spent some years studying this problem and have developed some
User friendly C macros that solve the problem.
These solutions do enhance the speed and safety aspects of all "C"
programs - these benefits of speed and safety can be passed on to your
The main benefits are:
* Increased speed (up to 20 times for some string handling)
* More reliability (strings cannot overwrite adjacent storage)
* Easier coding and debugging (consistent set of macros)
* Easier external variables
Here is a very short example:
dcl (op,charvar,253," ",ext); // Variable 'op' is defined
// as an External variable - Max length of 253 characters.
dcl (symbolic,charfixed,8," ",ext); // Fixed length of 8
cpylit(op, "This is a 30 character string ");
cat(op,op); /* Concatenate variable op with it self. Now 60
cpy(symbolic,op); /* Truncates it to 8 characters */
cpy(op,symbolic); /* Copy it back. */
I invite you download the macros and code at
http://members.ozemail.com.au/~oscar.../fastsafe.html where a fuller
discussion can be found.
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Re: Fast and Safe C Strings: User friendly C macros to Declare and use C Strings.
Clem Clarke wrote:
This clown did exactly the same thing on comp.lang.c, posted his crap
in the middle of an existing thread.
Once, maybe a mistake. Twice, well it's plonking time.
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