Wrox Programmer Forums
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 software programmers and website developers including Wrox book authors and readers. New member registration was closed in 2019. New posts were shut off and the site was archived into this static format as of October 1, 2020. If you require technical support for a Wrox book please contact http://hub.wiley.com
Old March 18th, 2007, 11:51 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2007
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.

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Newbie help... mkruger XSLT 7 October 24th, 2007 02:33 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 12:15 PM
Newbie please help indyanguy XSLT 1 September 2nd, 2005 09:18 AM
Newbie help please khalsted Visual C++ 1 June 24th, 2005 06:03 PM

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright (c) 2020 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.