Copyright © 2001 -2009 Beman Dawes, Daryle Walker, Gennaro Prota, John Maddock
Distributed under the Boost Software License, Version 1.0. (See accompanying file LICENSE_1_0.txt or copy at http://www.boost.org/LICENSE_1_0.txt)
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Boost.Integer provides integer type support, particularly helpful in generic
programming. It provides standard C99 integer types, such as might be found
in <stdint.h>, without requiring that header. It provides the means to
select an integer type based upon its properties, like the number of bits or
the maximum supported value, as well as compile-time bit mask selection. There
is a derivative of std::numeric_limits that provides integral constant expressions
Finally, it provides two compile-time algorithms: determining the highest power
of two in a compile-time value; and computing min and max of constant expressions.
Forward declarations of classes and class templates - for use when just the name of a class is needed.
Provides typedef's based on the 1999 C Standard header
Templates for integer type selection based on properties such as maximum value or number of bits: Use to select the type of an integer when some property such as maximum value or number of bits is known. Useful for generic programming.
Templates for the selection of integer masks, single or lowest group, based on the number of bits: Use to select a particular mask when the bit position(s) are based on a compile-time variable. Useful for generic programming.
Template for finding the highest power of two in a number: Use to find the bit-size/range based on a maximum value. Useful for generic programming.
Templates for finding the extrema of two numbers: Use to find a bound based on a minimum or maximum value. Useful for generic programming.
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