This book has become and will remain the 'bible' on templates. It provides the most complete and accurate information on using templates in C++. It is a complete reference as well as a tutorial. It includes real-world examples.
This edition fully aligns with the new C++0x standard, and explains the implications for template usage associated with key C++ advances such as lambdas, inline namespaces, and user-defined literals.
Acknowledgments for the Second Edition
Acknowledgments for the First Edition
About This Book
Part I: The Basics
Chapter 1: Function Templates
Chapter 2: Class Templates
Chapter 3: Nontype Template Parameters
Chapter 4: Variadic Templates
Chapter 5: Tricky Basics
Chapter 6: Move Semantics and enable_if<>
Chapter 7: By-Value or By-Reference?
Chapter 8: Compile-Time Programming
Chapter 9: Using Templates in Practice
Chapter 10: Basic Template Terminology
Chapter 11: Generic Libraries
Part II: Templates in Depth
Chapter 12: Fundamentals in Depth
Chapter 13: Names in Templates
Chapter 14: Instantiation
Chapter 15: Template Argument Deduction
Chapter 16: Specialization and Overloading
Chapter 17: Future Directions
Part III: Templates and Design
Chapter 18: The Polymorphic Power of Templates
Chapter 19: Implementing Traits
Chapter 20: Overloading on Type Properties
Chapter 21: Templates and Inheritance
Chapter 22: Bridging and Static and Dynamic Polymorphism
Chapter 23: Metaprograms
Chapter 24: Typelists
Chapter 25: Tuples
Chapter 26: Discriminated Unions
Chapter 27: Expression Templates
Chapter 28: Debugging Templates
Appendix A: The One-Definition Rule
Appendix B: Value Categories
Appendix C: Overload Resolution
Appendix D: Standard Type and Meta Utilities
Appendix E: Concepts
David Vandevoorde started programming C++ in the late 1980s. After obtaining a PhD from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, he became technical lead of Hewlett-Packard’s C++ compiler team. In 1999 he joined the Edison Design Group (EDG), whose C++ compiler technology is widely recognized as the industry’s most advanced. He is an active member of the C++ Standard Committee and a moderator of the newsgroup comp.lang.c++.moderated (which he co-founded). He is the author of C++ Solutions, the companion to The C++ Programming Language, 3rd Edition.
Nicolai M. Josuttis is well known for his best-selling de-facto standard bookThe C++ Standard Library - A Tutorial and Reference. He is an independent technical consultant who designs object-oriented software for the telecommunications, traffic, finance, and manufacturing industries. He is an active member of the C++ Standard Committee and a partner at System Bauhaus, a German group of prominent object-oriented system development experts. Josuttis has written several other books on object-oriented programming and C++.
Doug Gregor is Senior Swift/C++/Objective-C Compiler Engineer at Apple. He holds a PhD in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and did post-doctoral work at Indiana University.