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

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Thu Apr 16 21:34:58 CEST 2009

On Thu, Apr 16, 2009, Raymond Hettinger wrote:
> There has been almost zero discussion on use cases.  There is no doubt
> that they exist, but no compelling cases have been presented (i.e.
> real-world code that is much improved with the extension).  Likewise,
> there has been no discussion of alternatives (it is not hard to write
> an itertool that wraps an iterator with something that supplies a
> default when the iterator is empty).
> one-aspect-of-language-design-is-knowing-when-quit-ly yours,

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