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    SubjectRe: [IDEA+RFC] Possible solution for min()/max() war
    On August 28, 2001 05:14 pm, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > I'll show you a real example from drivers/acorn/scsi/acornscsi.c:
    > min(host->scsi.SCp.this_residual, DMAC_BUFFER_SIZE / 2);
    > this_residual is "int", and "DMAC_BUFFER_SIZE" is just a #define for
    > an integer constant. So the above is actually a signed comparison, and
    > I'll bet you that was not what the author intended.
    > Now, this_residual is hopefully never negative, so it doesn't matter.

    min(host->scsi.SCp.this_residual, (unsigned) DMAC_BUFFER_SIZE / 2);

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