max()

Updated: October 26, 2022

Return the greater of two numbers

Synopsis:

#include <stdlib.h>

#define max(a,b) …

Arguments:

a,b
The numbers that you want to get the greater of.

Description:

The max() macro returns the greater of two values.

Note: The max() macro is for C programs only. For C++ programs, use the __max() macro.

Examples:

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

int main( void )
{
    int a;

    a = max( 1, 10 );
    printf( "The value is: %d\n", a );
    return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}

Classification:

QNX Neutrino

Safety:  
Cancellation point No
Interrupt handler Yes
Signal handler Yes
Thread Yes