In this book the author distills over 700 pages of ANSI standard into a concise road map to the key syntax and semantics of C++. Along the way Professor Pohl provides programming and style tips based on many years of professional practice. C++ Distilled brings up to date existing C++ literature by covering important new features of the language including STL, namespaces, RTTI, and the bool type. This text is a good companion to any C++ programming book. The book's website contains adjunct programs that illustrate points made in the book in addition to the programs covered in the book.