Gary Wright wrote:

> I always liked Eiffel's choice of := for assignment and
> a single = for comparison.

That is just foolish. You assign more often than you compare, hence you should 
use the mechanism that's easier to type.

Just because some math professor somewhere experiences a cheap thrill of 
self-righteous indignation, seeing = used for assignment, doesn't mean we 
programmers should be condemned to eternally typing the longer and uglier operator.

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   Phlip