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numeric_limits::max

Returns the maximum finite value for a type.

static Type max( ) throw( );

Return Value

The maximum finite value for a type.

Remarks

The maximum finite value is INT_MAX for type int and FLT_MAX for type float. The return value is meaningful if is_bounded is true.

Example

// numeric_limits_max.cpp
// compile with: /EHsc
#include <iostream>
#include <limits>

using namespace std;

int main( )
{
   cout << "The maximum value for type float is:  "
        << numeric_limits<float>::max( )
        << endl;
   cout << "The maximum value for type double is:  "
        << numeric_limits<double>::max( )
        << endl;
   cout << "The maximum value for type float is:  "
        << numeric_limits<int>::max( )
        << endl;
   cout << "The maximum value for type short int is:  "
        << numeric_limits<short int>::max( )
        << endl;
}

Output

The maximum value for type float is:  3.40282e+038
The maximum value for type double is:  1.79769e+308
The maximum value for type float is:  2147483647
The maximum value for type short int is:  32767

See Also

strstreambuf Class | numeric_limits Members

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