max




Categories: algorithms, utilities 
Component type: function 
Prototype
Max is an overloaded name; there are actually two
max functions.
template <class T> const T& max(const T& a, const T& b);
template <class T, class BinaryPredicate>
const T& max(const T& a, const T& b, BinaryPredicate comp);
Description
Max returns the greater of its two arguments; it returns the first
argument if neither is greater than the other.
The two versions of max differ in how they define whether one
element is less than another. The first version compares
objects using operator<, and the second compares objects using
the function object comp.
Definition
Defined in the standard header algorithm, and in the nonstandard
backwardcompatibility header algo.h.
Requirements on types
For the first version:
For the second version:

BinaryPredicate is a model of Binary Predicate.

T is convertible to BinaryPredicate's first argument type and
to its second argument type.
Preconditions
Complexity
Example
const int x = max(3, 9);
assert(x == 9);
Notes
See also
min, min_element, max_element, LessThan Comparable
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