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Section - 6.2.5 Is there some kind of problem with using FLT_MIN in ANSI mode?

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The C compiler dislikes this construct in ANSI mode:

x = FLT_MIN;    /* <---- warning here */

The problem is that the ANSI mode (_PROTOTYPES) version of
FLT_MIN/FLT_MAX in <float.h> end their constants with an F, which seems
to upset the compiler.

The workaround is to temporarily undef _PROTOTYPES around the <float.h>

  #ifdef _PROTOTYPES
  #undef _PROTOTYPES
  #include <float.h>
  #define _PROTOTYPES
  #include <float.h>

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