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Re: [bug-gnulib] same, utimecmp should depend on minmax

From: Derek Price
Subject: Re: [bug-gnulib] same, utimecmp should depend on minmax
Date: Thu, 19 May 2005 18:25:41 -0400
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Paul Eggert wrote:

>Sorry, I wasn't clear enough.  The problem I'm worried about is older
>hosts where <sys/param.h> defines MIN, and where <sys/param.h> also
>collides with other random include files.  If minmax.h has the
><sys/param.h> stuff in it, it will be more likely to cause problems in
>files that include it but not <sys/param.h>.
>(Though perhaps this is an argument against the <sys/param.h> stuff
>entirely -- I don't know.)

Isn't there some sense to assuming that if <limits.h> or <sys/param.h>
define MIN & MAX on a system, then including said header is the
"correct" way of getting the definition on one of these systems?



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