"!=" is bad form. Re: sorry....never mind

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Thu Mar 8 07:32:08 CET 2001

James Logajan wrote:

> Actually, for Python, "!=" IS totally bogus and should be considered
> the
> unusual variant. Unless the logical negation operation has been
> changed from
> "not" to "!" (shucks, version 1.5.2 still does all I need) then "!="
> is not
> suggestive of anything.

It's a sequence of characters, very commonly used in programming
languages to indicate inequality.  Sometimes you actually have to learn
things; not everything can instantly make sense without reading some

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