HP OpenVMS SystemsC++ Programming Language
Using Compaq C++ for OpenVMS VAX
Order Number: AA-PY3FH-TK
This manual contains information about developing Compaq C++ programs on OpenVMS VAX systems and describes language features specific to Compaq C++.
Revision/Update Information: This is a revised manual.
Operating System and Version: OpenVMS Version 5.4 or higher
Software Version: Compaq C++ Version 5.6C for OpenVMS VAX
Compaq Computer Corporation
First Printing, September 1992
First Revision, June 1993
Second Revision, May 1995
Third Revision, April 1996
Fourth Revision, January 1997
Fifth Revision, July 1997
Sixth Revision, December 1999
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This manual contains information about developing and debugging Compaq C++ programs on and OpenVMS VAX systems, and includes information on other OpenVMS features and tools that work with Compaq C++.
This manual is intended for experienced programmers who need to develop Compaq C++ programs on OpenVMS VAX systems. Users of this manual should have a basic understanding of the C++ language and some familiarity with the DIGITAL Command Language (DCL).
Structure of this Document
This manual is organized as follows:
The following documents contain information associated with topics in this manual:
The C++ Programming Language, 2nd Edition and the STL Tutorial and Reference Guide are available only in printed form. Online copies are not available.
Conventions Used in this Manual
Table 1 lists the conventions used in this manual.