Edgar Huckert: C++ samples

Sometimes friends ask me for help with C++ problems. I start therefor here a small collection of sample files for C++. The files are not very ambitious and should be compilable with any C++/Rev11 compiler.

Some STL samples dealing with containers may be found here.

Objects, pointers and derivation

This C++ sample file explains how derivation(inheritance) works. It also shows the use of classes, class instances and pointers to class instances. A basic knowledge about pointers in Standard C is needed. Virtual functions are also illustrated.

Complex numbers

In contrast to other programming languages like D C++ does not implement complex numbers in the language but in the STL library. The class complex is a templated class, i.e. it must be specified as complex<double> or complex<float>.

This C++ sample file shows how complex numbers can be handled in C++. Depending on the age of you compiler you have to play with the compile-time option "-std=". See the source code for comments. Some compilers do not follow completely the last conventions for complex numbers. Depending on the compiler you also have to play with naming conventions.

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