__max

Visual Studio 6.0

Returns the larger of two values.

type __max( type a, type b );

Routine Required Header Compatibility
_max <stdlib.h> Win 95, Win NT

For additional compatibility information, see Compatibility in the Introduction.

Libraries

LIBC.LIB Single thread static library, retail version
LIBCMT.LIB Multithread static library, retail version
MSVCRT.LIB Import library for MSVCRT.DLL, retail version

Return Value

__max returns the larger of its arguments.

Parameters

type

Any numeric data type

a, b

Values of any numeric type to be compared

Remarks

The __max macro compares two values and returns the value of the larger one. The arguments can be of any numeric data type, signed or unsigned. Both arguments and the return value must be of the same data type.

Example

/* MINMAX.C */

#include <stdlib.h>
#include <stdio.h>

void main( void )
{
   int a = 10;
   int b = 21;

   printf( "The larger of %d and %d is %d\n",  a, b, __max( a, b ) );
   printf( "The smaller of %d and %d is %d\n", a, b, __min( a, b ) );
}

Output

The larger of 10 and 21 is 21
The smaller of 10 and 21 is 10

Floating-Point Support Routines

See Also   __min

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