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From: gmelquio_at_[hidden]
Date: 2003-08-17 01:11:14

En réponse à Jeff Garland <jeff_at_[hidden]>:

> On Sat, 16 Aug 2003 23:31:05 -0400, Jeremy B. Maitin-Shepard wrote
> > > Yes, of course, it is not really a union either. I think
> > > merge_inclusive is fine.
> >
> > How about "maximize" or "maximize_duration" or just "max" or
> > "max_duration"?
> Thx for the ideas, but...
> I'm leary of these b/c this is an operation on a period not a duration.
> max is way too overloaded; and still not sure it explains the operation. I
> still haven't heard a name that really strikes me as really good.
> Jeff

I just wanted to mention that the interval library names this operation "hull".
It is a mathematically defined term since the operation is indeed a convex hull.

Just my two eurocents,


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