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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] factorial function
From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-18 09:40:26

> I'm new to boost (and not so new but not very experienced to c++) and I'm
> having problems with functions defined with a template, as factorial
> (
> My questions is, how do I call the funtion factorial? Why isn't it enough
> calling factorial(n) where n is an unsigned integer? Does one need to
> define the function specifying the result type before? If so, how?
> Thanks in advance.

You need to tell the function what you want the return type/precision to be:


For example,

HTH, John.

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