<> vs != was Re: A Suggestion for Python Colon Syntax
tim.one at home.com
Sat Dec 23 12:35:50 EST 2000
> Best guess is that "<>" will go away in P3K. I jokingly told
> Guido it was clearly wrong for an inequality operator to look
> so symmetric, and he forgot to laugh <wink>.
> Well, excuse me, but it's clearly wrong for an equality test
> operator to look so much like an augmented assignment statement !
> I definately prefer '<>' myself, anyway, I just wish I could
> use it in C without turning towards preprocessor macros :)
You're missing the Big Picture, though: Guido's brother Just is a <> fan
too. That means <> is doomed. It's a sibling rivalry thing <wink>.
just-killed-stackless-and-"for-indexing"-too-ly y'rs - tim
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