From: Greg Colvin (gcolvin_at_[hidden])
Date: 1999-08-03 16:15:47
From: Dietmar Kuehl <dietmar.kuehl_at_[hidden]>
> >* A template approach where the user would write code like:
> > int_t<32>::exact // to obtain the 32-bit integer type
> > int_t<32>::max() // to obtain the maximum value
> >* A typedef and constant approach where the user would write:
> > int32 // to obtain the 32-bit integer type
> > INT32_MAX // to obtain the maximum value
> While this is different in C, I think the template approach is the only
> viable one in C++! Otherwise, how would I write generic code where the
> number of exact bits is specified? Of course, you might argue that there
> is no such thing and I would indeed have to think about it for a moment.
> However, the template approach creates a weak relation between the types
> and the value which might be used by a certain implementation. For the
> typedef/constant approach I would have to create it myself.
I assume that numeric_limits<int32>::max() == INT32_MAX?
If not, I agree with Deitmar.
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