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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.

RoutineRequired header
// 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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