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Re: Making 'eq' == 'eql' in bignum branch

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Making 'eq' == 'eql' in bignum branch
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 08:15:19 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> That’s great if you’re applying max or min to a possibly-empty collection of
> values. But if you’ve got a loop where you’re tracking a minimum/maximum
> value along with doing other stuff (possibly including computing the values
> you’re looking for the minimum of), this may not help much.

It helps because you can use (min) or (max) as your starting value.

> If “1.0e+INF” is hard to remember, how about defining symbols “+inifinity”

Pip's suggestion is to use (max) for that.


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