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On Feb 8, 2013, at 7:10 AM, Alex Queiroz <> wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 2:58 PM, sergei karhof <> wrote:
>> Rather than Perl-izing it, I would say: bringing it in line with most
>> of modern languages.
>> FWIW, Lua's solitary choice of ~= is a weird quirk.
> Programming language design is not fashion.

But it is a user interface for developers. If something is confusing, unusual, or difficult to type because it's missing on some keyboards, it's worth some thought.