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min and max functions on linux

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alternatively you could define them yourself

#define min(a, b) (((a) < (b)) ? (a) : (b))
#define max(a, b) (((a) > (b)) ? (a) : (b))

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There are reasons why macros are generally considered evil:
#include <algorithm>
#include <iostream>

int main()
{
int a = 8;
int b = 9;
std::cout << std::min(a++, b) << '\n';
std::cout << std::max(++a, --b) << '\n';
a = 8;
b = 9;

#define min(a, b) (((a) < (b)) ? (a) : (b))
#define max(a, b) (((a) > (b)) ? (a) : (b))

std::cout << min(a++, b) << '\n';
std::cout << max(++a, --b) << '\n';
}


Just use the <algorithm> header.

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I believe that min and max are defined (as macros) in Windows.h or one of the files it includes.

Because they are macros you cannot use std::min and std::max when min and max macros are defined.

If you define the symbol NOMINMAX before including windows.h the macros will not be defined, so you can then use std::max and std::min, which, being part of the standard library, are portable and available on both linux and Windows.

See this

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