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Subject: Re: [boost] [algorithm][minmax_element] implementation question
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-07-04 05:29:35

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Michael Marcin
> Sent: Thursday, July 04, 2013 4:23 AM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: [boost] [algorithm][minmax_element] implementation question
> I was looking at minmax_elemement to try and understand the algorithm.
> I noticed that the boost implementation looks significantly more complicated than the clang libc++
> implementation.
> Mainly due to the potential_min_result variable that exists in the boost version.
> Is there a reason for this discrepancy? Is there a bug in the clang implementation?

I have a faint recollection of some discussions on the Boost lists of this algorithm when it was
first written.

(Was it set as an exercise for the author's students?)

Some googling may revive these discussions.

Yours senior-momentarily,


Paul A. Bristow,
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