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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] std::limits compile errors with boost
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-06-13 04:30:58

You need to ensure that *all* references to min and max are enclosed in brackets
for example






* Make sure your code compiles in the presence of the min() and max()
macros. Some platform headers define min() and max() macros which cause some
common C++ constructs to fail to compile. Some simple tricks can protect your
code from inappropriate macro substitution:

* If you want to call std::min() or std::max():

* If you do not require argument-dependent look-up, use (std::min)(a,b).
* If you do require argument-dependent look-up, you should:

* #include <boost/config.hpp>
* Use BOOST_USING_STD_MIN(); to bring std::min() into the current scope.
* Use min BOOST_PREVENT_MACRO_SUBSTITUTION (a,b); to make an
argument-dependent call to min(a,b).

* If you want to call std::numeric_limits<int>::max(), use
(std::numeric_limits<int>::max)() instead.
* If you want to call a min() or max() member function, instead to doing
obj.min(), use (obj.min)().
* If you want to declare or define a function or a member function named
min or max, then you must use the BOOST_PREVENT_MACRO_SUBSTITUTION macro.
Instead of writing int min() { return 0; } you should write int min
This is true regardless if the function is a free (namespace scope) function, a
member function or a static member function, and it applies for the function
declaration as well as for the function definition.








Paul A. Bristow
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From: Boost-users [mailto:boost-users-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of
Scott Mueller
Sent: 12 June 2014 22:36
To: boost-users_at_[hidden]
Subject: Re: [Boost-users] std::limits compile errors with boost
It looks like the min and max macros are defined for your project. I don't know
how you do it in gcc, but in Visual Studio you define NOMINMAX to disable those.
This is necessary because <limits> won't work otherwise.
Best regards,
M. Mueller
From: Boost-users [mailto:boost-users-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of
David Frank
Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2014 11:34 AM
To: boost-users_at_[hidden]
Subject: [Boost-users] std::limits compile errors with boost
Anyone has seen this?:
In file included from ../include/boost/lockfree/detail/freelist.hpp:12,
                 from ../include/boost/lockfree/queue.hpp:24,
                 from test.cpp:2:
/usr/local/powerpc-linux-gnu/include/c++/4.3.2/limits:287:22: error: macro "min"
requires 2 arguments, but only 1 given

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