I often, not that often, but still often see things like this while hacking:
#define MIN(a,b) (a) < (b) ? (a) : (b) #define MAX(a,b) (a) > (b) ? (a) : (b) #define ABS(a) (a) > 0 ? (a) : -(a)
While these are not as common as other (dubious) preprocessor macros, I still see these being used fairly commonly. There are, in my opinion, several downsides to using these -- if the inputs were functions, one of them gets executed twice.
So I want to ask, is there any advantage to using these over
std::min(a, b) and others?