> Yes.  He also accepted the proposal to add min and max operators -
> although I'm unsure why they weren't included as functions/methods
> instead.  It seems more natural to me to say 'max($a, $b, $c)' or
> '($a, $b, $c).max' instead of '[max] $a, $b, $c' or '$a max $b max
> $c'.  Although it _does_ allow for such things as '$a max= $b' (which
> is shorthand for something like '$a = $b if $a < $b').  And I suppose
> that '&infix:<max>' doesn't stop you from having '&max' as well.

In true chicken and egg fashion:

  Which comes first the operator or the function.

Do you define &infix:<max> in terms of &max or vice versa.  My guess
is the operators should win because there could be some low-level shenanigans 
that optimize things.  But maybe not.


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