Programming - Errata

Modified July 22, 2011.

This is errata for Programming: Principles and Practice using C++.

Comments, improvements, bug reports, etc. are welcome.

This is not a list that a reader should go through to carefully correct a copy of the book; most errata is far too minor to bother or confuse most people. I recommend using this list only if you suspect a mistake in the book -- look at the errata before doubting your understanding.

I list both corrections and clarifications. There is essentially no problem that I consider too small to list, so you might find many pieces of errata too minor to bother with (I know because I have received email to that effect), but I'd rather not make decisions about what an unknown reader will find bothersome. Please note that the number of errata does not equal the number of errors. Most errata are clarifications/improvements, not correction of errors.

The major source of errata is now translators and reviewers of translations: People who go through the text paragraph-by-paragraph, sentence-by-sentence, and word-by-word trying to render it accurately and colloquially in another language find problems that a native English reader rarely spot. My hope is that the resulting clarifications will be especially valuable for readers of the English text who are (like me) not native English speakers.

Big issues, such as "why don't you use XXX for your GUI?", "please add two more chapters on the STL", and "please use C++0x features to simplify the code" are not errata but considerations for future work and will not appear here.

Different people have different preferences for sorting errata: in chronological order, in page order, each printing separate, all printings merged, etc. However, I can't manage multiple organizations, so what you get is what seems to be most useful for most people.

At the request of repeat visitors to the page, I have started to add dates of posting of individual errata. If an errata is changed, so is its date.

As an abbreviation I use, s/before/after/ to mean replace "before" with "after".

This is the errata to the 3rd printing, yielding the 4th printing. The errata for the 2nd printing is here. The printing number can be found on the bottom of the copyright page.

Table of contents

Chapter 0

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix E





Tim McCarthy, ??? Nomura, and Jennifer Welch