Min and Max Macros

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    Min and Max Macros

    Hey I would like to know what are the min and max macros....

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    min and max macro's compare two values and return either the smaller or larger value respectively. It compares numerical data types either signed or unsigned. The prototypes look like this.

    #define min(a, b) (((a) < (b)) ? (a) : (b))
    #define max(a, b) (((a) > (b)) ? (a) : (b))

    The macro's are defined in the windows header file.
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    you can use a inline function it is easier like below code

    #inline min(int a,int b){ a<b ? a : b ;}

    and the max one is same
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