template <class Real> Real get_second_largest (Real MAX_VAL, [bool verbose = false ])

Template function 
float get_second_largest (float, bool)  Template specialization 
double get_second_largest (double, bool)  Template specialization 
get_second_largest returns the second largest floating point
number of the type specified the template paramater Real.
If verbose is true , messages are printed to standard
output.
This function is used for setting the value of
MAX_VAL should be the largest number of type Real on a given
architecture. The GNU C++
compiler GCC 3.3 does not currently supply
the 
If your system supplies an unsigned integer type with the same
length as long double
, then you can instantiate
get_second_largest<long double>()
and call
get_second_largest<long double>(LDBL_MAX)
. However, I doubt
that this amount of precision would be worthwhile. If it ever were
required, 3DLDF would have to be changed in other ways, too. In
particular, it would have to use more precise trigonometric functions
for rotations. See Accuracy.