How to find the index of a maximal element in a list?
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- Subject: [mg72911] How to find the index of a maximal element in a list?
- From: Valter Sorana <vsorana at yahoo.com>
- Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 06:19:20 -0500 (EST)
I may have a mental block, but I cannot find anything better than
that traverses the list twice - once to find the maximum and once to find where it is.
Isn't there a way to get both the index and the max value in one go?
(of course one could write a loop that does this, but I want to avoid loops)
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