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SubjectRe: linux/macros.h(new) and linux/list.h(mod) ...

On 20010705 Davide Libenzi wrote:
>On 05-Jul-2001 David Woodhouse wrote:
>> said:
>>> This patch add a new linux/macros.h that is supposed to host utility
>>> macros that otherwise developers are forced to define in their files.
>>> This version contain only min(), max() and abs().
>> Consider min(x++,y++). Try:
>>#define min(x,y) ({ typeof((x)) _x = (x); typeof((y)) _y = (y); (_x>_y)?_y:_x;
>>#define max(x,y) ({ typeof((x)) _x = (x); typeof((y)) _y = (y); (_x>_y)?_x:_y;
>Yep, it's better.

And there could be others also usefull:

#define ztst(x,y) (x ?: y) // `x' if that is nonzero; otherwise, of `y'

If g++ extensions worked in plain C, you just could write:
#define min(x,y) (x <? y)
#define max(x,y) (x >? y)

J.A. Magallon # Let the source be with you...
Mandrake Linux release 8.1 (Cooker) for i586
Linux werewolf 2.4.6-ac1 #2 SMP Thu Jul 5 01:15:49 CEST 2001 i686
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