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From:
Jeff 'japhy' Pinyan
Date:
February 13, 2002 07:03
Subject:
Re: finding max value
Message ID:
Pine.GSO.4.21.0202131002440.3380-100000@crusoe.crusoe.net
On Feb 13, Frank said:

>$max= (sort @values)[-1];

You're sorting ASCIIbetically.  You must sort numerically:

  (sort { $a <=> $b } @values)[-1];

>Personally, I'd prefer Japhy's method for efficiency.

Yeah, me too. ;)  Sorting to find a min or max is not a good move.

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