Moritz Lenz wrote:
> Please take a look at
> <moritz_> rakudo: say max(1..5)
> <p6eval> rakudo c05478: OUTPUT«-Inf␤»
> * masak submits rakudobug for max(1..5)
> The weird thing is that it is right, according to the current spec. It says
>  our multi max( Ordering @by, �...@values )
>  our multi max( Ordering $by, �...@values )
> so the range 1..5 is actually bound to @by of the first candidate,
> leaving *...@values empty, and the default value of -Inf for a max() with
> no values seems to be quite OK.
> Of course this is not what the casual reader suspects.
> My proposed solution is to get rid of the sub form of max() entirely.
> Any objections?

Why not just change the "by" parameter to be named instead of
positional?  Frankly, I don't understand why that isn't already the

Jonathan "Dataweaver" Lang

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