[PD] (breaking symbols) was Re: find a list of numbers in a text file

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Sun Sep 4 22:07:49 CEST 2011

On Sun, 4 Sep 2011, Jonathan Wilkes wrote:

>> From: Mathieu Bouchard <matju at artengine.ca>
>> [max] does output the greater of two numbers.
> Ha!  Then my _misunderstanding_ is that [max 5] = "make 5 the maximum value that can 
> come out of the outlet".  I have to open the help file every time I use [min] [max] to see 
> which is the real behavior, and which the figment of my imagination.

It's the same max and min as in math textbooks and as in a bunch of 
programming languages and libraries.


I don't recall ever seeing any language or library swap the meaning of min 
and max. It seems to be very standard.

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