On Sat, 4 Apr 2009, Martin Peach wrote:

etc...). For instance "greaterthan", "lessthan", "and", "or"; then some aliasing method could provide a means on those systems that can handle it to refer to them as '<' or whatever).

Perl uses gt,lt,ge,le,eq,ne as string comparisons whereas >,<,>=,<=,==,!= are used for numeric comparisons. Perl needs both by design. You could reuse the same names.

The shell's [] (/usr/bin/test) also has -gt,-lt,-ge,-le,-eq,-ne, which it uses for numeric comparisons, whereas it uses >,<,>=,<=,==,!= for string comparisons. It also needs both by design.

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