Using non-ascii symbols
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Tue Jan 24 17:32:25 CET 2006
On Tue, 24 Jan 2006 16:33:16 +0200 in comp.lang.python, Juho Schultz
<juho.schultz at helsinki.fi> wrote:
>Fortran 90 allowed >, >= instead of .GT., .GE. of Fortran 77. But F90
>uses ! as comment symbol and therefore need /= instead of != for
>inequality. I guess just because they wanted. However, it is one more
>needless detail to remember. Same with the suggested operators.
C uses ! as a unary logical "not" operator, so != for "not equal" just
seems to follow, um, logically.
Pascal used <>, which intuitively (to me, anyway ;-) read "less than
or greater than," i.e., "not equal." Perl programmers might see a
Modula-2 used # for "not equal." I guess that wouldn't work well in
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