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SubjectRe: [IDEA+RFC] Possible solution for min()/max() war
On Thu, 30 Aug 2001, David Woodhouse wrote:

> said:
> > ... unless of course the programmer used an unsigned char when what he
> > really wanted was a signed char. But in that case even your typed min
> > macro won't save him, because what should the forced type be anyway?
> > If it's "int", nothing changes; if it's "signed char", you risk
> > truncating the int. So you end up with something like
> > min(int, a, (char)b)
> If the programmer wrote that when he really wanted a signed char, he has
> more fundamental brokenness to worry about than the min/max fun.

Which is precisely my point, we're in violent agreement here...


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