[Python-ideas] [Python-Dev] minmax() function returning (minimum, maximum) tuple of a sequence
g.brandl at gmx.net
Fri Oct 15 19:27:10 CEST 2010
Am 15.10.2010 19:13, schrieb Ron Adam:
> [Tal also says]
>> As Guido mentioned, there is never a reason to do max(value) where
>> value is not an iterable.
> Well, you can always avoid doing it, but that doesn't mean it wouldn't be
> nice to have sometimes. Take a look at the following three coroutines that
> do the same exact thing. Which is easier to read and which would be
> considered the more Pythonic.
> def xmin(*args, **kwds):
> # Allow min to work with a single non-iterable value.
> if len(args) == 1 and not hasattr(args, "__iter__"):
> return min(args, **kwds)
> return min(*args, **kwds)
I don't understand this function. Why wouldn't you simply always call
return min(args, **kwds)
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