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7-06-2009 @ 5:09PM
I think the correct character combination for "different" should be /= or =/, not !=. But maybe Im wrong about that.
7-06-2009 @ 5:12PM
It's definitely != :D
7-06-2009 @ 5:15PM
I think he was using a version from some kind of programming language (this is based on the first result from a Google search of "not equal").But what's wrong with a little ≠ ?
7-06-2009 @ 5:18PM
In almost all programming languages, == indicates equality and != basically means not equal.≠ isn't really an easy symbol to type ;)
7-06-2009 @ 5:20PM
The character combination != is correct in the sense of software development. The ! is the NOT operator, so this means NOT EQUAL. Some of the older languages use to mean NOT EQUAL, though C/C++ and derivatives use !=.
7-06-2009 @ 5:19PM
" != " is in most (if not all) the programming languages the operational symbol for "different"
Bah, apparently the != gets broken off the URL when linked in the comment. Just copy-and-paste it into your Address bar and have a look.
See comparison operators: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operators_in_C_and_C%2B%2BThat's the language I was referring to with my use of "!=".
7-06-2009 @ 5:25PM
I simply cannot see Adam's avatar without thinking, "Captain Picard on a bad day."
7-06-2009 @ 6:01PM
!= is a programming standard. One exception to this is SQL scripting where you would use a greater carrot and a less than carrot. I can't type that here though without borking my post. Well, lets try... amazing if it worked!
7-06-2009 @ 6:26PM
While I don't mind the use of "!=" in the reference, because it is relatively common, wouldn't it be more applicable to use "~=" which is the not equal comparison operator used in LUA programming?
7-07-2009 @ 1:48PM
'" != " is in most (if not all) the programming languages the operational symbol for "different"'Less-than Greater-than <> is a fairly common one, especially in block syntax languages (it tends to be (curly)brace-bracket languages that favor != )Also, some languages use "NOT [value] =" or "= NOT" , flipping the boolean result.
7-07-2009 @ 1:53PM
Oh, I didn't know if it was going to work until I tried it, but since people often have trouble posting guild names because of the angular brackets:< produces <> produces >
7-07-2009 @ 2:56PM
I use a language where "#" is the not equal operator.
7-07-2009 @ 4:30PM
~= is not equal in some language?I've always seen it used as "roughly equal"Maybe we need to ditch the symbols and use words. Like you tell 5 year olds who want to scream "use your words!"
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