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Entry  07 May 2004, Konstantin Olchanski, , min(a,b) in mana.c and mlogger.c 
    Reply  07 May 2004, Stefan Ritt, , min(a,b) in mana.c and mlogger.c 
       Reply  21 Jun 2004, Piotr Zolnierczuk, , min(a,b) in mana.c and mlogger.c 
Message ID: 60     Entry time: 21 Jun 2004     In reply to: 59
Author: Piotr Zolnierczuk 
Subject: min(a,b) in mana.c and mlogger.c 
> > When I compile current cvs-head midas, I get errors about undefined function
> > min(). I do not think min() is in the list of standard C functions, so
> > something else should be used instead, like a MIN(a,b) macro. To make life
> > more interesting, in a few places, there is also a variable called "min".
> > Here is the error:
> > 
> > src/mana.c: In function `INT write_event_ascii(FILE*, EVENT_HEADER*, 
> > src/mana.c:2571: `min' undeclared (first use this function)
> > src/mana.c:2571: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each 
> >    function it appears in.)
> > make: *** [linux/lib/rmana.o] Error 1
> This is really a miracle to me. The min/max macros are defined both in midas.h
> and msystem.h and worked the last ten years or so. However, I agree that macros
> should follow the standard and use capital letters, so I changed that.

The problem is that /usr/include/c++/3.*/bits/stl_algobase.h contains 
#undef min
#undef max

and in C++ with STL one should really use something like this

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