Date: 2019-08-22 09:51:59
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> From: Boost <boost-bounces_at_[hidden]> On Behalf Of Mike via Boost
> Sent: 22 August 2019 10:17
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Cc: Mike <mike.dev_at_[hidden]>
> Subject: Re: [boost] Compliance with Boost copyright and license guidelines
> > Gesendet: Donnerstag, 22. August 2019 um 11:06 Uhr
> > Von: "Hans Dembinski via Boost" <boost_at_[hidden]> The max/min
> > macro issue does not seem to be relevant anymore in modern compilers. I was
> completely unaware of this in Boost.Histogram and the code works fine on all
> msvc versions which support C++14. I added the patches to Histogram to get rid
> this warning, but now that code became a lot less readable. I am considering
> revert this change and propose instead to remove the min/max macro check from
> the inspection list. Or is there a way to blacklist it locally for my library?
> This is not a compiler problem. The windows.h file
> (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows.h) is defining those macros unless
> workarounds are applied like defining NOMINMAX before including the file.
But it is a problem for all those who *use* Boost code *and* Windows - and that
is a LOT of people, most perhaps.
So there is a longstanding Boost policy that we avoid annoying Windows users.
It's a minor nuisance and trivial ugliness in Boost code, adding brackets to
(std::max) and (std::numeric_limits<>::max)() etc.
PS I suspect that it seemed very cool of Microsoft to define these min and max
macros, probably about 30 ago, perhaps even by Bill himself?
Paul A. Bristow
LA8 8AB UK
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