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Subject: Re: [boost] [numeric_limits] min() for floating point versus integers (Was: [xint] Third release is ready, requesting preliminary review)
From: DE (satan66613_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-05-04 10:47:01

on 04.05.2010 at 18:22
 Stewart, Robert wrote :

> DE wrote:
>> Stewart, Robert wrote :
>> > DE wrote:
>> >>
>> >> typedef std::numeric_limits<type> traits;
>> >> const type realy_min = traits::is_integer ? traits::min() :
>> >> -traits::max();
>> > That only works for unsigned types.
>> it does work for bounded signed and unsigned integers, unbounded
>> unsigned integers and also for floating point values (with
>> denormalization)

> Signed integer types use two's complement, so the absolute value of
> the largest positive and largest negative value differs.

so what?
honestly i don't catch your point

if you notice a grammar mistake or weird phrasing in my message
please point it out

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