Published Oct 23, 2023
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math.mininteger is a constant that is part of Lua’s math library. The math.mininteger constant is a constant representing the smallest value that can be possibly held by an integer.

Note: The math.mininteger constant has the opposing functionality to the math.maxinteger constant which returns the highest value that can be held by an integer.


Since mininteger is a constant from Lua’s library math, it is called as math.mininteger.



To find the smallest possible integer value in Lua:


This results in something like the following output:


It can be used when assigning a variable to a very small value:

local max = math.mininteger
if someValue > max then
max = someValue

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