MIPSpro™ C++ Programmer's Guide

Document Number: 007-0704-150


Rewritten in 2002 by Jean Wilson with engineering support from John Wilkinson and editing support from Susan Wilkening.


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Record of Revision

Revision 7.3April 1999 
This revision supports the MIPSpro 7.3 release.

Revision 140September 2002 
This revision supports the MIPSpro 7.4 release which runs on the IRIX operating system, version 6.5 and later.

Revision 150June 2003 
This revision supports the MIPSpro 7.4.1 release which runs on the IRIX operating system, version 6.5 and later.