What's better about Ruby than Python?
joshway_without_spam at myway.com
Fri Aug 22 15:31:18 CEST 2003
Heiko Wundram <heikowu at ceosg.de> wrote:
> Hmm... I still use <> exclusively for my code, and I wouldn't really
> like it getting deprecated. At least for me, != is more difficult to see
> when browsing source than <> is, as != has a striking similarity to ==,
> at least at the first glance...
> I know <> has been deprecated for long, but I'd much rather have both
> syntaxes allowed, also for the future...
How about we keep them both, but make <> mean greater-than-or-less-than,
which is a different comparison than != on partially ordered sets.
1 > 2 -- false
1 < 2 -- true
1 != 2 -- true
1 <> 2 -- true
1 > 'x' -- false
1 < 'x' -- false
1 != 'x' -- true
1 <> 'x' -- false
Ok, I'm joking. Mostly.
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