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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