2017-04-01 14:37 GMT+02:00 Alexander Burger <a...@software-lab.de>:

> On Sat, Apr 01, 2017 at 04:04:32AM -0800, Christopher Howard wrote:
> > Additional question: Should I expect any weird behavior with transient
> > symbols and the '< or '> operators? E.g. (assuming the symbols have not
> > been assigned strange values) is it true that "abc" will always be less
> > than "abd" regardless of the scope of the transient symbols?
>
> Yes. '<' and '>' are comparison functions just like '=' and '>='. They
> compare
> numbers (their numeric values), symbols (their names) and (recursively)
> cells
> and lists.
>
> '==' and 'n==' are of a differend category, as they only look at the
> pointer,
> checking for identity.
>
> So "abc" is less than "abd", and also less than 'abd' (internal symbol).
>
> ♪♫ Alex
>

​... as long as the symbols are not bound to other values.​


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