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template< typename T1 , typename T2 , typename T3 = integral_c<int,0> , ... , typename Tn = integral_c<int,0> > struct minus { typedefunspecifiedtype; };

Returns the difference of its arguments [1].

#include "boost/mpl/minus.hpp"

Parameter | Requirement | Description |
---|---|---|

`T1, T2, .., Tn` | A model of Integral Constant |

Expression | Expression type | Precondition | Semantics | Postcondition |
---|---|---|---|---|

`typedef minus<t1,t2,..,tn>::type diff;` | A model of Integral Constant | Equivalent to `typedef integral_c<typeof(t1::value - t2::value .. - tn::value), t1::value - t2::value .. - tn::value > diff;` |

Amortized constant time.

typedef minus< integral_c<short,-1>, integral_c<long,10> >::type diff; BOOST_STATIC_ASSERT(diff::value == -11)); BOOST_MPL_ASSERT_IS_SAME(diff::value_type, long);

[1] The `minus`

metafunction can be (and is expected to be) specialized by user to work on user-defined types that do not satisfy the Integral Constant requirements. The requirements listed here are the ones imposed by the default implementation.

Metafunctions, `plus`

, `divides`

, `multiplies`

, `modulus`

, `negate`

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