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From "Daniel Dekany (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (FREEMARKER-86) min(x,y) and max(x,y)
Date Sat, 03 Feb 2018 11:48:00 GMT

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Daniel Dekany commented on FREEMARKER-86:
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Technically it's possible to add a {{.util}} like that. However, adding {{.min}} is not a
problem either. So I think {{.util.min(x, y)}} isn't better than {{.min(x, y)}}. It's even
worse, as it's longer.

Really the true problem is that the {{.specialVarName}} syntax is weird. Not a technical problem,
just looks alien for humans. If the syntax was {{#specialVarName}} for example, then certainly
not many would mind {{#min(x, y)}}. It kind of resonates with {{#if}}, etc. It's not like
I'm proposing introducing a new syntax for the same thing...

> min(x,y) and max(x,y)
> ---------------------
>
>                 Key: FREEMARKER-86
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FREEMARKER-86
>             Project: Apache Freemarker
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: engine
>            Reporter: Vojtech Knyttl
>            Priority: Major
>
> It would be great to have these two builtins for numbers. At the moment, I have to create
functions like:
> {code}
> <#function max(a, b)>
>      <#return (a > b)?then(a, b)>
> </#function>
> {code}



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