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c++ vs c

c++ vs c

Posted Mar 28, 2008 12:00 UTC (Fri) by cortana (subscriber, #24596)
In reply to: c++ vs c by jimparis
Parent article: Striking gold in binutils

Indeed, man pages are not really suitable for C++ (and many other languages) for the reasons you state.

If you are on a Debian system, run: apt-cache -n search libstdc++ doc and install one of those packages. Then check out its directory in /usr/share/doc.

The docs are also online at

A very nice quick reference to iostreams and the STL can be found at

I have to say I don't really prefer the man pages for C development because often they contain oudated or just plain incorrect information. I prefer to use the glibc manual directly for reference.

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