in reply to Re: Finding the max()/min()
in thread Finding the max()/min()

Perhaps this will count as "cheating" for the purpose of this thread, but I just do this to find the min/max of a list

use List::Util qw(min max); $min = min @list; $max = max @list;

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Re^3: Finding the max()/min() (reduce)
by demerphq (Chancellor) on Nov 11, 2004 at 10:56 UTC

    A moderate annoyance of List::Util::m(in|ax) is that they dont operate on tied values or situations where there is some form of indirection involved (like finding the key whose value in a hash is the lowest). Then List::Util::reduce() is your friend:

    $min = reduce { ($a,$b)[$a < $b] } @list; $min_key = reduce { ($a,$b)[$x{$a} < $x{$b}] } keys %x;

    Working out max is left as an exercise :-)