TECH: STL / Heaps, etc. (was: [MUD-Dev] TECH DGN: a few mud server design questions (long))

Ling Lo ling at
Fri Aug 3 02:09:53 New Zealand Standard Time 2001

On Thu, 2 Aug 2001, Eli Stevens wrote:
> From: "Caliban Tiresias Darklock" <caliban at>

> I love the standard template library.  Unabashedly.  ;) Of course,
> it helps that it is for my language of choice and that I like
> templates just a little too much (when templates are your only
> tool, everything looks like a nail :).  I think the STL is a Good
> Thing, but my practical/real world experience is limited.  Are
> there problems with the STL lurking under the surface?  One aspect
> that concerned me was that while it specifies the complexity of a
> given operation, you don't have any control over the coefficients
> involved.  Would it be a bad idea to rely on it too much?

You might be interested in the book below:

Meyers, Scott
  Effective STL: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your Use of the Standard
  Template Library

Related but not STL specific, I found Exceptional C++ to be useful
in telling me what on earth C++ does on the voodoo level:

Sutter, Herb 
  Exceptional C++: 47 Engineering Puzzles, Programming Problems, and

While I'm here, can any recommend a book for Java that goes beyond
hype, webpages, applets and all things trivial?

  |   Ling Lo

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