[Python-Dev] py3k and not equal; re names

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Fri Feb 10 00:25:29 CET 2006

On Thu, 2006-02-09 at 19:10 -0500, Jim Jewett wrote:

> Logically, "<=" means the same as "< or ="
> <> does not mean the same as "< or >"; it might just mean that
> they aren't comparable.  Whether that is a strong enough reason
> to remove it is another question.

Visually, "==" looks very symmetrical and stands out nicely, while "!="
is asymmetric and jarring.  "<>" has a visual symmetry that is a nice
counterpart to "==".  For me, that's enough of a reason to keep it.


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