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std::numeric_limits<T>::lowest: std::numeric_limits<T>::lowest

NAME

std::numeric_limits<T>::lowest - std::numeric_limits<T>::lowest

Synopsis


static constexpr T lowest() noexcept; (since C++11)


Returns the lowest finite value representable by the numeric type T, that is, a finite value x such that there is no other finite value y where y < x. This is different from std::numeric_limits<T>::min() for floating-point types. Only meaningful for bounded types.

Return value


T std::numeric_limits<T>::lowest()
/* non-specialized */ T();
bool false
char CHAR_MIN
signed char SCHAR_MIN
unsigned char 0
wchar_t WCHAR_MIN
char8_t 0
char16_t 0
char32_t 0
short SHRT_MIN
unsigned short 0
int INT_MIN
unsigned int 0
long LONG_MIN
unsigned long 0
long long LLONG_MIN
unsigned long long 0
float -FLT_MAX
double -DBL_MAX
long double -LDBL_MAX

Notes


While it's not true for fundamental C++ floating-point types, a third-party floating-point type T may exist such that std::numeric_limits<T>::lowest() != -std::numeric_limits<T>::max().

Example


Demonstrates min, max, and lowest for floating-point types
// Run this code


  #include <limits>
  #include <iostream>
  int main()
  {


      std::cout << "std::numeric_limits<T>::min():\n"
                << "\tfloat: " << std::numeric_limits<float>::min()
                << " or " << std::hexfloat << std::numeric_limits<float>::min() << '\n'
                << "\tdouble: " << std::defaultfloat << std::numeric_limits<double>::min()
                << " or " << std::hexfloat << std::numeric_limits<double>::min() << '\n';
      std::cout << "std::numeric_limits<T>::lowest():\n"
                << "\tfloat: " << std::defaultfloat << std::numeric_limits<float>::lowest()
                << " or " << std::hexfloat << std::numeric_limits<float>::lowest() << '\n'
                << "\tdouble: " << std::defaultfloat << std::numeric_limits<double>::lowest()
                << " or " << std::hexfloat << std::numeric_limits<double>::lowest() << '\n';
      std::cout << "std::numeric_limits<T>::max():\n"
                << "\tfloat: " << std::defaultfloat << std::numeric_limits<float>::max()
                << " or " << std::hexfloat << std::numeric_limits<float>::max() << '\n'
                << "\tdouble: " << std::defaultfloat << std::numeric_limits<double>::max()
                << " or " << std::hexfloat << std::numeric_limits<double>::max() << '\n';
  }

Output:


  std::numeric_limits<T>::min():
          float: 1.17549e-38 or 0x1p-126
          double: 2.22507e-308 or 0x1p-1022
  std::numeric_limits<T>::lowest():
          float: -3.40282e+38 or -0x1.fffffep+127
          double: -1.79769e+308 or -0x1.fffffffffffffp+1023
  std::numeric_limits<T>::max():
          float: 3.40282e+38 or 0x1.fffffep+127
          double: 1.79769e+308 or 0x1.fffffffffffffp+1023

See also


min returns the smallest finite value of the given type
           (public static member function)
[static]


denorm_min returns the smallest positive subnormal value of the given floating-point type
           (public static member function)
[static]


max returns the largest finite value of the given type
           (public static member function)
[static]