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Re: what most every language is missing :-)

On Thu, 27 Mar 2003, Trevis Rothwell wrote:

> How about adding a "might-equal" operator?  I recommend useng the
> characters "=?".  I hav implemented my hone programming language,
> incubating the might-equal operater.  It works somthing like this:
>   if (x =? y)
>     print ("x might equal y");
>   else
>     print ("x might not equal y");
> Acording to my studys, the might-eqqul operatir is 299834% more
> useful than the standerd ekwal operator.  For testing porposes, I
> have usd the mighty-kwal operatyr in severul custom sofware
> packages, including spell chex and statistics soffy-soff.  I hope
> that you ull can make yous of it in yore own pergroomink lunkishes.
> :-)

This is already often used.  See "types in programming languages",
"constraints", "statistical analysis of flows".