[Python-Dev] deprecating string module?

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Wed, 29 May 2002 11:28:02 -0400

>    Agree :) I don't understand what is wrong with <> syntax.

It's cumbersome to have to support two different spellings for no good
reason.  (It's different for "..." and '...' strings, where there's a
good reason to have both, namely embedding the other type of quote.)

Even people who are used to <> can learn to type !=.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)