Wrox Programmer Forums

Need to download code?

View our list of code downloads.

Register | FAQ | Members List | Calendar | Search | Today's Posts | Mark Forums Read
BOOK: Ivor Horton's Beginning Visual C++ 2005
This is the forum to discuss the Wrox book Ivor Horton's Beginning Visual C++ 2005 by Ivor Horton; ISBN: 9780764571978
Welcome to the p2p.wrox.com Forums.

You are currently viewing the BOOK: Ivor Horton's Beginning Visual C++ 2005 section of the Wrox Programmer to Programmer discussions. This is a community of tens of thousands of software programmers and website developers including Wrox book authors and readers. As a guest, you can read any forum posting. By joining today you can post your own programming questions, respond to other developersí questions, and eliminate the ads that are displayed to guests. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free .
DRM-free e-books 300x50
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old March 18th, 2007, 12:51 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: , , .
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default disappointed newbie

I'm new to C++ and bought this book as a way of getting to grips with a new language.

I really wanted to like the book, and I do think it contains a lot that's excellent but I'm really disappointed with the number of typos that have crept into the text.

I'm assuming it's "just" a case of poor proof reading. This is the first Wrox book I've bought. Someone please tell me that this standard of proof reading isn't typical.

I'm even more disappointed to find that the solutions to the end-of-chapter exercises are not exactly perfect, either. To see what I'm on about, take a look at the solution for Chapter 2, Exercise 7 (the one about the three rooms).

For a start, the solution contains completely the wrong dimensions for room 3 (they've re-used the dimensions for room 1). Also, unless I'm missing something, the safe_casts used to turn areas into integer values simply truncate the doubles, whereas the question asks for values rounded to the nearest whole number.



Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Newbie help... mkruger XSLT 7 October 24th, 2007 03:33 AM
Very disappointed fonzi BOOK: Beginning ASP.NET 2.0 BOOK VB ISBN: 978-0-7645-8850-1; C# ISBN: 978-0-470-04258-8 2 September 13th, 2007 01:15 PM
Newbie please help indyanguy XSLT 1 September 2nd, 2005 10:18 AM
Newbie help please khalsted Visual C++ 1 June 24th, 2005 07:03 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.