1. I can't find any difference in the output between the new .props $min().text $max().text vs the prior .props of $min().alnum $max().alnum, so I'm wondering if these are 2 names for the same thing or is there an edge-case I'm missing?

I added .alnum/.alpha to make it clear what the options are. I will be removing .text from the documentation.

2. When comparing against aliases that used $sorttok to find min/max, where $min would be the 1st token and $max would be the final token, I've not found a variance in how $min behaves, but there is an edge case in how $max differs.

Here is what is happening:

$min(z Z) returns a case-insensitive (sorted from smallest to largest) list "z Z" and returns the first item.

$min(Z z) returns a case-insensitive (sorted from smallest to largest) list "Z z" and returns the first item.

$max(z Z) returns a case-insensitive (sorted from largest to smallest) list "z Z" and returns the first item.

$max(Z z) returns a case-insensitive (sorted from largest to smallest) list "Z z" and returns the first item.

$sorttok(z Z,32,a) returns a case-insensitive (sorted from smallest to largest) list "z Z".

$sorttok(Z z,32,a) returns a case-insensitive (sorted from smallest to largest) list "Z z".