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    min int

    How can I output the min value of int, char, double and so on?
    I tried int_min, but that didn't seem to work.
    Thanks for your help

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    The values in <limits.h> will give you such things as "CHAR_MAX", "CHAR_MIN", etc.

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    i found those, but the problem is that I don't know how to output the to a user using printf.

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    Again, what have you tried? What is wrong with it?

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    i tried using small =int_min, but it does not work. what would i have to put in to make the variable small take on the smallest int value.

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    Something along the lines of:
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    int small = INT_MIN;
    Quote Originally Posted by Bjarne Stroustrup (2000-10-14)
    I get maybe two dozen requests for help with some sort of programming or design problem every day. Most have more sense than to send me hundreds of lines of code. If they do, I ask them to find the smallest example that exhibits the problem and send me that. Mostly, they then find the error themselves. "Finding the smallest program that demonstrates the error" is a powerful debugging tool.
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    C & C++ (as well as many other languages) are case-sensitive, so int_min and INT_MIN are two completely different names.

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