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## #1 2009-09-13 12:58:13 pm

tellboy
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Registered: 2005-06-23
Posts: 152

### The min challenge

A small challenge to any ASOC guru's out there.

How would you code the following objective-c in ASOC:

#### Applescript:

float minX = MIN(MIN(MIN(point0.x, point1.x), point2.x), point3.x);

--Terry

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## #2 2009-09-14 12:43:35 pm

tellboy
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Registered: 2005-06-23
Posts: 152

### Re: The min challenge

I have come up with this, does anyone have a better solution?

#### Applescript:

set tList to {tPoint0's x, tPoint1's x, tPoint2's x, tPoint3's x}
set minX to min_(tList)

on min_(theList)
set minVal to theList's item 1
repeat with i from 2 to count theList
if theList's item i < minVal then
set minVal to theList's item i
end if
end repeat
return minVal
end min_

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## #3 2009-09-15 05:10:18 pm

dougtallman
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Registered: 2008-05-18
Posts: 17

### Re: The min challenge

This works too:

#### Applescript:

on min(a, b)
if a < b then
return a
else
return b
end if
end min

set x to min(min(min(min(5, 4), 3), 2), 9)

The advantage is that you can use it on as many variables as you need to. Yours is a bit easier to read, IMHO

doug

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