<> vs != was Re: A Suggestion for Python Colon Syntax

William Djaja Tjokroaminata billtj at z.glue.umd.edu
Tue Dec 26 21:32:10 CET 2000


I personally think != is better than <>, just because not equal is != in
C/C++ (or Java too?  Now I don't remember what is not equal in Java).  I
like Python and I use it as much as I can.  However, there isn't
a single language which is good for everything.  I still use C/C++ a lot
(and also Perl for one-liners and some text processing), and therefore I
have to switch between the languages quite often.  Isn't it great if all
the languages agree on what not equal should look like?  We will get
syntax error less often and we have to open the reference books less often
too.  Well, I still have to find my Java books to see what not equal is in
Java.... (sigh....)

Bill



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