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I am having problems when trying to use macros having the same name as that of functions. Actually <windows.h> includes <windef.h>.  The min(a,b) and max(a,b) macros are defined in <windef.h>. On the other hand min() & max() functions are present in <valarray> an STL class  . So whenever this two files are getting included at the same time it is giving  an compilation error.

For example the following code will give compilation error

#include <windows.h>
#include <valarray>

int main(int argc, char* argv[])
{
 return 0;
}

Can any of you experts out there suggest a practical workaround / solution to this problem.
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hi ,

you should turn to min/max function as sons of windows/valarry .

that mean , you should declare them as a built-in functions with appropriate authority
(private/public etc...) , in some C-books it is called as internal-methods of a structure/class
..

this will be more helpfully if you'll one day add <stdlib.h> which if I'm not wrong already
includes min / max regular functions of its own .

Talmash
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Could you elaborate with some code examples
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