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Effective C++

 
by Scott Meyers
(3rd edition, Addison Wesley, 2005)

The index of this book contains several “allusion to...” entries. These include:
Barry, Dave, allusion to     229
On page 229: ג€œ... I am not making this up ...”.
Monty Python, allusion to     91
On page 91: “This version of operator*, then, doesn't return a reference to a Rational - it returns a reference to an ex-Rational; a former Rational; the empty, stinking, rotting carcass of what used to be a Rational but is no longer, because it has been destroyed.”

Also in the index:
pun, really bad     152
On page 152, while discussing the Bird and Penguin classes: “Yet we're not finished with these fowl matters.”

And:
goddess     see Urbano, Nancy L.
Urbano, Nancy L.     vii, xviii, xx
        see also goddess
Nancy L. Urbano is Meyers' wife.

Special thanks to Ian West for contributing these items.
[Added 2006-06-19]
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