A = X > Y ? X : Y

Curtis Jensen cjensen at be-research.ucsd.edu
Wed Feb 9 22:13:09 CET 2000


Fredrik Lundh wrote:
> 
> Justin Sheehy <dworkin at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> > > Why not just use the max method?
> > >
> > > a = max(x,y)
> >
> > Well, the original poster's question was for something equivalent to
> > their use of C's ?: ternary operator.  max() is not equivalent to that.
> 
> umm.  to be precise, he asked for something equivalent to
> "the C command a = x > y ? x : y".  I'd say "a = max(x, y)"
> is a pretty good approximation ;-)
> 
> (sure, the x and y *names* are both evaluated, but they're
> references, and the corresponding objects are not affected
> in any way...)
> 
> </F>

a = max(x,y) is what I was looking for.  Thanks.  Some days it's just
hard to see the obvious.

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