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C++17 Quick Syntax Reference

A Pocket Guide to the Language, APIs and Library


  • A handy compact reference handbook for C++17 code syntax

  • Learn from succinct code examples

  • Utilize new C++17 class templates such as std::variant, optional, any and string_view


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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About this book


This quick C++17 guide is a condensed code and syntax reference to the popular programming language, fully updated for C++17. It presents the essential C++ syntax in a well-organized format that can be used as a handy reference.

In the C++17 Quick Syntax Reference, you will find short, simple, and focused code examples.  This book includes a well laid out table of contents and a comprehensive index allowing for easy review. You won’t find any technical jargon, bloated samples, drawn out history lessons, or witty stories in this book. What you will find is a language reference that is concise, to the point and highly accessible.  The book is packed with useful information and is a must-have for any C++ programmer.

You will:
  • Use template argument deduction for class templates
  • Declare non-type template parameters with auto-folding expressions and auto deduction from braced-init-list
  • Apply lambdas and lambda capture by value
  • Work with inline variables, nested namespaces, structured bindings, and selection statements with initializer
  • Use utf-8 character literals
  • Carry out direct-list initialization of enums
  • Use these new C++17 library features or class templates from std::variant, optional, any, string_view, invoke, apply and more
  • Do splicing for maps and sets, also new to C++17


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.HammarlandFinland

About the authors

Mikael Olsson is a professional web entrepreneur, programmer, and author. He works for an R&D company in Finland where he specializes in software development. In his spare time he writes books and creates websites that summarize various fields of interest. The books he writes are focused on teaching their subject in the most efficient way possible, by explaining only what is relevant and practical without any unnecessary repetition or theory. The portal to his online businesses and other websites is Siforia-dot-com.

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