min(*args) public

Returns the object in enum with the minimum value. The first form assumes all objects implement Comparable; the second uses the block to return a <=> b.

a = %w(albatross dog horse)
a.min                                   #=> "albatross"
a.min { |a, b| a.length <=> b.length }  #=> "dog"

If the n argument is given, minimum n elements are returned as a sorted array.

a = %w[albatross dog horse]
a.min(2)                                  #=> ["albatross", "dog"]
a.min(2) {|a, b| a.length <=> b.length }  #=> ["dog", "horse"]
[5, 1, 3, 4, 2].min(3)                    #=> [1, 2, 3]
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February 16, 2009
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See max

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