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>   I still claim it might be a risky thing to hand in a solution to a teacher of greater complexity than that needed by 'min'.  I would fear their grade score would be awarded in inverse proportion to the complexity used.
> Roger Stafford

Well, if I were to ask to my students such an exercise (min over all columns) without loops and without the min function, I would not grade on efficiency. The problem itself is twisted. Imho, the only benefit from such exercise is to challenge the student creativity. In a sense the teacher is asking the students to surprise him.