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

Tim Peters 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>.

[Thomas Wouters]
> 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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