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[REBOL] Re: More on expressions

From: carl:cybercraft at: 6-Feb-2003 11:08

On 06-Feb-03, Joel Neely wrote:
> Thanks, Carl, > I almost always find the train of thought leading to a solution as > interesting as the final result (and usually more so).
I thought I'd include them, since I've no formal training as a programmer and don't understand "real" maths, either. Might help you to understand how I get by with these computer things. ;-)
> I agree with you about the parentheses (mostly! ;-). In the case > of my solution, I left them there to make it clear where the sub- > expressions came from, but I should have pointed out that all of > the parentheses in my last version were actually redundant and > could simply be dropped. (That's actually what I did when I set up > some of the solutions for benchmarking, the results of which I'll > post Real Soon Now...)
Well, yours will be the quicker, since it has a min or max less in it, but I'd be interested to know what kind of speed differences the parens make, so could you do a test of yours with them in as well? -- Carl Read