[Python-Dev] request for minor enhancement

Eric S. Raymond esr@thyrsus.com
Fri, 14 Jul 2000 11:05:04 -0400

Greg Wilson <gvwilson@nevex.com>:
> I would like 'min' and 'max' to be in-fix binary operators, with '__min__'
> and '__max__' as the associated overloadable method names, and 'min=' and
> 'max=' as the in-place forms.  I find myself re-defining them in almost
> every module I write, and believe that their semantics and implementation
> would be unproblematic?
> Reactions?

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