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equals


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  equals 
 
    "=",  {ASCII}  character  61. 
 
  Common  names:  {ITU-T}:  equals;  gets;  takes  Rare: 
  quadrathorpe  {INTERCAL}:  half-mesh. 
 
  Equals  is  used  in  many  languages  as  the  {assignment}  operator 
  though  earlier  languages  used  ":="  ("becomes  equal  to")  to 
  avoid  upsetting  mathematicians  with  statements  such  as  "x  = 
  x+1".  It  is  also  used  in  compounds  such  as  "<=",  ">=",  "==", 
  "/=",  "!="  for  various  comparison  operators  and  in  {C}'s  "+=", 
  "*="  etc  which  mimic  the  {primitive}  operations  of 
  {two-address  code}. 
 
  (1995-03-29) 
 
 




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