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From: Michael Stevens (Michael.Stevens_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-08-16 06:16:11

The 'random_test' has been failing on GCC-3.3 for quite some time...

Looking a bit deeper the failure was rather nasty resulting in a infinite
recursion. A lot of waist CPU and memory usage when running regression tests!

The problem is GCC-3.3 specific and cause by a compiler bug. It was
inadvertently introduced by Eric minmax workarounds.

Specificly the 'max' member functions of class ruetti_gen in
"random_test.cpp" and class rand48 in "linear_congruential.hpp" were defined:

     result_type max BOOST_PREVENT_MACRO_SUBSTITUTION () const
     { return (std::numeric_limits<result_type>::max)(); }

Amazingly these are recursing, with max calling itseld rather then the correct
max from numeric_limits! I have committed a fix which uses a different syntax

     result_type max BOOST_PREVENT_MACRO_SUBSTITUTION () const
    { return std::numeric_limits<result_type>::max

Eric, is this correct from a minmax macro point of view?

Michael Stevens Systems Engineering
Navigation Systems, Estimation  and
                 Bayesian Filtering

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