Tuesday, May 8, 2001

ESTL in CUJ, etc.

Three short announcements:
- The June CUJ with an ESTL excerpt now exists (for me)
- Buy ESTL from Amazon via my special link, and I get a kickback...
- Bruce Eckel's hands are on C++ again

Today I received my author's copies of the June C/C++ Users Journal. The
first article is from Effective STL and is entitled "Three Guidelines for
Effective Iterator Usage." The material in the article is a thinly-edited
version of the book's Items 26-28. Authors' copies of the magazine tend to
arrive before subscribers' and before the magazine shows up on newsstands,
so figure it will be around a week or so before the magazine is widely
available. In the meantime, you can view the cover and TOC of the June CUJ
at http://www.cuj.com/current/index.htm?topic=current. At some point in
the future, my article will be available online, but I don't know when that
will be.

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If you're planning to buy a copy of ESTL from Amazon, please consider using
the link from my book page. My motive? I get a kickback from Amazon for
books ordered via those links. (Your price is the same either way.) My
books page is http://www.aristeia.com/books.html.

In a hurry? Skip the trip to my site and just use this:


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Bruce Eckel, friend to me and to all programmers everywhere, has asked me
to announce the following:

Chuck Allison will be teaching Bruce Eckel's "Thinking in C++" Hands-on
Seminar in beautiful Crested Butte, Colorado, June 25-29. Chuck will
cover the matrial in Volume 1 of the Second Edition of Bruce's "Thinking
in C++". To learn more or sign up, visit
http://www.mindview.net/Seminars/ThinkingInCPP/. Bring your mountain bike
and hiking shoes (and a jacket).

Unlike me, Bruce doesn't release his books in dribs and drabs. You can
download complete snapshots in one swell foop. Feel like fooping? Visit
http://www.mindview.net/Books. No mountain bike required.

That's it for now. Stay tuned to this mailing list, because more ESTL
Items will be available in the coming weeks. I'm also going to post a PDF
copy of the book's TOC one of these days, because the preliminary one at
http://cseng.aw.com/book/toc/0,3830,0201749629,00.html is incorrect.
That's not AW's fault. At literally the last minute, I changed the title
of Item 36 to more accurately reflect the material it covers. It's still
about copy_if, but its advice is to NOT implement it via remove_copy_if and
not1. Those of you at my talk in Bellevue last night know what I mean.


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