function for greatest object in list less than or equal to a value

Peter TB Brett peter.brett at
Mon Oct 12 11:23:04 EDT 2015

On 12/10/2015 15:24, dunbarx at wrote:
> I made a test between the "sort" method and the "repeat for each". For a list of about 100,000 items, sort finds the max value in 33 ticks, and "repeat" takes 50 ticks.
> This seems logical to me, since lower level operations are used in "sort" as opposed to "repeat" even though we all know how fast "repeat for each" is.

That's really surprising!  Could you please share your test stack so I 
can have a play?


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