max


Name:
max - return the greater of two values
Synopsis:
val1 val2 max -> result  

Examples:
 
1 2 max -> 2
1 2.0 max -> 2.0
1.0 2 max -> 2

Description:
 
This function returns the greater of two values, by removing the other
one from the stack. Hence, the output type is the same as the
respective input type (integer or double).

Alternatives: Functions max_i_i, max_i_d, max_d_i, max_d_d (all
undocumented), where i is standing for integer and for double as
arguments -> behaviour and synopsis are the same.

Parameters:
 
val1, val2: numeric values (integer or double)
result : the greater of the two values (keeping its type, integer
or double)

Author:
Ruediger Kupper  

FirstVersion:
17.3.2003  

SeeAlso: Source:
/home/nest/work/nest-2.14.0/lib/sli/typeinit.sli