September 25th, 2003, 10:16 AM
Is there a good C++ site like php.net?
php.net has a searchable database of all the php functions. Is there a site similar to this for C++? I am in a Linux environment using vi, so I don't have any fancy program to list functions for me. Thanks. :)
September 25th, 2003, 10:59 AM
September 25th, 2003, 11:15 AM
Google doesn't list every function, and describe it.
He is looking for a complete list, lile www.php.net/manual
I will take a look for you, but you will never find a complete list since everything is inside libraries and not every library is knows, as people make new ones all the time for things that they do frequiently.
September 25th, 2003, 11:31 AM
I asked this question awhile ago. No one was able to come up with a site like php.net. :(
Would be nice if one could be found or maybe someone could start one. :)
September 25th, 2003, 11:52 AM
Having a very hard time finding something.
Seems hopeless :(
September 25th, 2003, 01:38 PM
Despite the fact that there is ANSI C and C++, the languages have been around long enough to have seemingly endless variations. There are also the very popular POSIX versions to complicate matters, not to mention all the various Windows flavors and undoubtably additions for the various Macs as well. Since C++ is 'extended' by the Standard Template Library, which is not, in fact, very standard, the waters are further muddied. There is probably not a single source for research and not likely to ever be one. I have found at various times sites that seemed promising, but turned out to be frustratingly incomplete, at least for what I was searching for. Just google for the function you are interested in with the addition of 'C++' to try to screen out the same function name for other languages and bookmark the ones you find the most promising. That is what most of the rest of us do.
September 25th, 2003, 02:27 PM
September 25th, 2003, 02:50 PM
If you're looking for online resources, I can't offer any new suggestions, but a very good book for C++ reference is C++ in a nutshell. Describes the key languages constructs and the stl. What I really like is the stl section is organized by header file. Very useful and amazingly efficient for information finding. I don't think you can really get more specific without getting compiler specific.
September 25th, 2003, 04:21 PM
Thanks for all the great links! Even though there seems to be no site for C++ like the one PHP has, I believe that google and DevShed are my best bets. :) Thanks again!
September 25th, 2003, 10:25 PM
I personally use MSDN. I usually use google with 'MSDN' as one of the search terms to find the page I am looking for more quickly. It sure beats MSDN's own search feature. Once you know where to look within MSDN, you can find everything you want about any function in C++.
September 25th, 2003, 10:33 PM
Just keep in mind that MSDN is totally Microsoft specific and is not likely to do you any favors if you are looking up something POSIX. Plus, you won't find much about *nix specific routines, though there is some overlap in some libraries.
September 26th, 2003, 01:10 AM
If you keep to the standard functions in any language, the msdn is pretty solid. I usually prefer the msdn because it tends to have alot of information for each entry, and they are very well cross referenced. Agreed though, if you don't know how to navigate their menu (or if you can't use explorer and even use the menu), the msdn can be a nasty place...
Sure you won't find nix functions in the msdn, but you won't find com information in a bsd c++ reference either...Stick with language core elements, and it's an excellent online reference.
September 26th, 2003, 08:20 AM
Agreed. Those are two more reasons that I use it often. Also, most of the microsoft specific is clearly tagged 'Microsoft Specific...Microsoft Specific End'.
September 26th, 2003, 08:29 AM
I am surprised that they know that C++ was not invented by them :p