<> and !=

Tim Peters tim.one at comcast.net
Wed Jul 16 22:44:37 CEST 2003

[Don Arnold]
> Out of curiosity, what was the original operator for the equality
> comparison?

'=' was used for both equality comparison and assignment.  The ambiguity of
this-- especially at an interactive prompt --soon killed that idea:

>>> a = b

If you look in a current Python source distribution, the script
Demo/scripts/eqfix.py is still left over from the transition!

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