Bjarne Stroustrup’s C++ FAQ

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That’s right, a C++ FAQ by Bjarne Stroustrup himself. I ran across this faq this morning while googling for the forgotten name of the famed designer of C++.

This is easily the most interesting C++ FAQ I’ve ever come across, with interesting tidbits about why there’s both pointers and references and C++ (turns out he only kept pointers in the language to maintain C compatibility), dispelling the commonly taught myth that “friend” access violates encapsulation, why you should stop using macros, and my favorite, “char” is NOT pronounced “KAR” as in “character”, the “ch” is pronounced like it is in “cheese”.

Definitely worth the read, even for you veteran C++’ers

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