Originally posted by ugenn
When it comes to C++, the ONE book u must read is The C++ Programming Language by Bjarne Stroustrup.
Can't disagree more. That is definitely not a book to give someone who's a C++ newbie. I know, cause I've been through that purgatory.
A much better book for beginners would be C++ Primer
by Stanley B. Lippman and Josée Lajoie.
That said, Stroustrup's book is a good reference material for one reason -- since Bjarne is
C++, if his book says one thing and the compiler disagrees, then the compiler needs to be changed.