[cfe-commits] [Patch][Review] constexpr-ification of <limits> and random number generators

Howard Hinnant hhinnant at apple.com
Mon Apr 2 14:02:24 PDT 2012

On Apr 2, 2012, at 4:41 PM, Jonathan Sauer wrote:

> Hello,
>>> It would be possible, of course, to conditionally define those constants to either use min() and max()
>>> or _Min and _Max, respectively:
>>>  static const result_type _Min = _Engine::_Min;
>>>  static const result_type _Max = _Engine::_Max;
>>> #else
>>>  static _LIBCPP_CONSTEXPR const result_type _Min = _Engine::min();
>>>  static _LIBCPP_CONSTEXPR const result_type _Max = _Engine::max();
>>> #endif
>>> But this would depend on the non-standard members _Min and _Max. And it would complicate the source, too.
>>> What do you think?
>> This looks like the way to go to me.  I count 3 places in <random> and 1 place in <algorithm> that need this treatment.  User-written engines will either have to -std=c++11, or provide the non-standard interface.  I don't see another way around this.
> I have changed <random> and <algorithm> accordingly and attached the new patch. numerics/rand tests pass
> in C++03 and C++11 mode (except for the tests involving initializer_list).
> Jonathan
> <random.diff>

Committed revision 153896.



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