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Subject: Re: [boost] [xint] Third release is ready, requesting preliminary review
From: Jeffrey Lee Hellrung, Jr. (jhellrung_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-05-03 14:01:43

On 5/3/2010 10:52 AM, DE wrote:
> on 03.05.2010 at 21:39
> vicente.botet wrote :
>>> If they weren't defined, could generic code work with them? The GCC
>>> specialization for the int type includes all of the members, even the
>>> ones that are only applicable to floating-point values, so I did too.
>> How generic code could work if the returned values are not
>> applicable, not significant. I would prefer a compile error than a runtime error.
>> ...
> std::numeric_limits comes from C++ standard
> so you must consult the standard to figure out why is
> std::numeric_limits designed the way it is

I think if std::numeric_limits<T>::is_bounded is false, then min and max
are "defined" to be meaningless.

- Jeff

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