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Returns the smaller of two values.

type __min(
      type a,
      type b 



Any numeric data type.

a, b

Values of any numeric type to be compared.

The smaller of the two arguments.

The __min macro compares two values and returns the value of the smaller 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.

Routine Required header Compatibility



Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003

// crt_minmax.c

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

int 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 ) );


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