Obsolesence of <> (fwd)

Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk qrczak at knm.org.pl
Sat Jun 2 09:43:45 CEST 2001


Fri, 1 Jun 2001 10:25:32 -0400, D-Man <dsh8290 at rit.edu> pisze:

> If we were talking about C/C++/Java then it makes more sense : '!' is
> the logical not operator so  !=  means  "not ,erm, assignment".  Ok,
> how about  !==  for "not equals" <wink>?

But in Python "not" is spelled 'not', not '!'. So "not equal" should be
'not =='. Looks bad.

> You wouldn't prefer to use '/=' as Eiffel did, now would you?

Haskell uses '/=' too, but it doesn't have augmented assignments
(nor non-augmented asignments).

OCaml uses '<>' and '!=' for Python's '!=' / '<>' and 'is not'
respectively.

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