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On 9 February 2013 00:02, Rob Kendrick <> wrote:
> I cannot believe that people are calling syntax from a language created in
> the '60s (be *very* careful before trying to challenge me on this date!)
> "modern".

Well, both B and BCPL are from the '60s.  I don't recall if BCPL used !=
but B certainly did.

BCPL used ! for other things.  B is the first language to use ! as "not" (to my knowledge).  Which puts "!=" as over 40 years old.  Very modern indeed!

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