[Python-ideas] 'default' keyword argument for max(), min()

Tal Einat taleinat at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 20:08:23 CEST 2009

On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 8:20 PM, Adam Atlas <adam at atlas.st> wrote:

> I propose adding a "default" keyword argument to max() and min(), which
> provides a value to return in the event that an empty iterable is passed.


This has precedent in reduce()'s "initial" keyword argument; note that min()
and max() are really simple special cases of reduce().
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