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 Peter Hill wrote:
> The old Basic notation of "<>" is clear, and and uses no additional
> symbols.

Adam D. Moss:
> Just to add more spam (it's quite fun so see so much activity!),
> "<>" is really only clear for things with a natural ordering,
> such as numbers and (some) strings, and doesn't really make sense
> as a general inequality.


Erik Hougaard:
> the "~" is a dead key on a danish keyboard (and lot of other European
> keyboard layouts)

Now THAT is a problem! How many different keyboards DON'T have "~"?

Including a non-typeable character as a core language element is a bit sad!

Peter Hill.