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On 9 July 2014 17:13, Tim Hill <> wrote:
> Over the years I’ve used .NE. (FORTRAN, yes with the dots), <> with BASIC and dialects, != with C and dialects etc etc. I have no real trouble switching, though I make the odd typo. I’m a little sympathetic to those who point out that tilde is used for “approximate” in many math environments, so it reads a little oddly if you are aware of that. But I don’t think it’s a big deal.

I'm lucky because my default shell is rc from plan9, where ~ is the
equality operator :-)