"Create a function that returns the maximum value in a provided set of values, where the number of values isn't known until runtime."
- Quickly skimming the solutions I'd say that the vast majority of the examples support lists where the values aren't known until runtime. It's just a lot easier to demonstrate using a hard-coded list. Pretty much any of the examples that have a function that takes a list (or array or whatever)--whether it's built-in or homemade--will be able to use a runtime list. They just don't because that takes lots of extra stuff like some other form of input besides hard-coding. --Mwn3d 17:57, 27 September 2011 (UTC)
- I just changed the wording a little bit. I don't think it changes the intent of the task (and it's probably what they meant anyway). --Mwn3d 18:02, 27 September 2011 (UTC)
- I added an output section for the 3rd REXX example (for the run-time requirement). It does make this simple task a wee (or just a wee-wee) bit harder to read and understand the underlying program structure/logic; for one thing, you now have to show the user's input(s) (console/terminal/command line/parameters). -- Gerard Schildberger (talk) 21:20, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
greatest element ...
Does this mean the value, which may imply a numeric value? Or can it also mean a lexicographic value? If the values are numeric, shouldn't the largest numeric value be returned? -- Gerard Schildberger (talk) 15:06, 6 October 2018 (UTC)