Why prefer != over <> for Python 3.0?

Bjoern Schliessmann usenet-mail-0306.20.chr0n0ss at spamgourmet.com
Sun Mar 30 12:25:09 CEST 2008


Lie wrote:

> Ah yes, that is also used (I completely forgot about that one, my
> math's aren't that sharp anymore) and I think it's used more
> frequently than ><. 

Where did you read that (I mean, which country)? I've never seen
this sign in any german or english book on
mathematics/physics/engineering I saw.

> but my argument was that no math book use != or <> (except in math
> for programmers). 

That's true. Personally, I don't ever use "a!=b" in favor of "not
a==b".

Regards,


Björn

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